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A flat, elevated region; a plateau or mesa.
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(Physical Geography) flat elevated land; a plateau
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pla•teau(plæˈtoʊ; esp. Brit. ˈplæt oʊ)
n., pl. -teaus, -teaux (-ˈtoʊz, -toʊz)
v. -teaued, -teau•ing. n.
1. a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side.
2. a period or state of little or no growth or decline, esp. one in which increase or progress ceases: to reach a plateau in one's career.v.i.
3. to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline; stabilize.
[1785–95; < French; Old French platel flat object, diminutive of plat plate]
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|Noun||1.||tableland - a relatively flat highland |
mesa, table - flat tableland with steep edges; "the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water"
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