[pla-toh or, esp. British, plat-oh]
[PLURAL PLA·TEAUS, PLA·TEAUX]
a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
a period or state of little or no growth or decline: to reach a plateau in one's career.
Psychology. a period of little or no apparent progress in an individual's learning, marked by an inability to increase speed, reduce number of errors, etc., and indicated by a horizontal stretch in a learning curve or graph.
a flat stand, as for a centerpiece, sometimes extending the full length of a table.
(USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [PLA·TEAUED, PLA·TEAU·ING.]
to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline, especially to stop increasing or progressing; remain at a stable level of achievement; level off: After a period of uninterrupted growth, sales began to plateau.
In geology and earth science, a plateau (/pləˈtoʊ/ or /ˈplætoʊ/; plural plateaus
or plateaux), also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually
This cowboy gazes out from a small plateau in Monument Valley, Arizona, across
an enormous plateau—the Colorado Plateau, which covers most of the ...
The Saqqara plateau
is a flat desert landform close to the modern town of Saqqara, Egypt, used by Egyptian pharaohs since the 2nd Dynasty. More »
You can't spell 'plateau' without 'plate,' and there is a good reason for that - both
of these objects are, by definition, flat. This lesson will further explain the ...
Jun 16, 2015 ... Plateau, an extensive area of flat upland usually bounded by an escarpment on
all sides but sometimes enclosed by mountains.
Jan 21, 2014 ... Ugh, the dreaded plateau! We've all been there. Whether we're trying to lose
weight, add muscle, or even develop a new skill, we hit that point ...
Nov 1, 2015 ... A plateau is a landform with a flat top elevated about 1500 feet (457 meters)
above the surrounding area. Some famous plateaus...
n. pl. pla·teaus or pla·teaux (-tōz′). 1. An elevated, comparatively level expanse
of land; a tableland. 2. A relatively stable level, period, or state: Mortgage rates ...