plateau definition

  • noun:
    • an increased, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.
    • A relatively stable amount, period, or condition: home loan prices declined, after that achieved a plateau.
    • A largely level expanse of land at increased elevation; tableland.
    • A comparatively steady amount in something that differs.
    • An ornamental dish for dining table; a tray or salver.
    • A notable level of attainment or accomplishment.
    • A flat surface; particularly, an easy, amount, increased area of land; a table-land.
    • An ornamental meal for the table; a tray or salver.
    • In pnys.geog., an increased region of significant level, frequently traversed by mountain-ranges.
    • A tray for table service.
    • A decorative plaque.
    • a comparatively level highland
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To reach a reliable amount; level off: "The Stress appeared to develop by levels, it plateaued” ( Tom Clancy).
  • verb:
    • Reach a reliable degree; level-off.

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