plateau

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English[edit]

Diagram showing plateaus.
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Etymology[edit]

From French plateau, diminutive of plat (a plate); see plate.

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Noun[edit]

plateau (plural plateaus or plateaux)

  1. A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland.
  2. A comparatively stable level in something that varies.
  3. (dated) An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver.
  4. (sports, broadcasting) A notable level of attainment or achievement.

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Verb[edit]

plateau (third-person singular simple present plateaus, present participle plateauing, simple past and past participle plateaued)

  1. (intransitive) Reach a stable level; level off.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French plateau, diminutive of plat (a plate); see plate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pla‧teau

Noun[edit]

plateau n (plural plateaus, diminutive plateautje n)

  1. plateau

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French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

plateau m (plural plateaux)

  1. flat area
  2. tray
  3. (geography) plateau
  4. stage (in theatre); set (of television broadcast)

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