plateau

Oval or circular plate or stand made of silver with a reflective glass or mirror surface, which was used as a platform for an epergne, candelabrum or other elaborate table-centre decoration in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
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Plateau

In geology and earth science, a plateau (oʊ or oʊ; plural plateaus or plateaux), also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain. ==Formation== Plateaus can be formed by a number of processes, including upwelling of volcanic magma, extrusion of lava, and erosion by water and glaciers. ...
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Plateau

• (n.) An ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver. • (n.) A flat surface; especially, a broad, level, elevated area of land; a table-land.
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Plateau

(1) (Geographical) an elevated plain, tableland or flat-topped region of considerable extent. (2) (Oceanographical) an ELEVATION from the bottom of the ocean with a more or less flat top and steep sides.
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plateau

Click images to enlargeElevated area of fairly flat land, or a mountainous region in which the peaks are at the same height. An intermontane plateau is one surrounded by mountains. A piedmont plateau is one that lies between the mountains and low-lying land. A continental plateau rises abruptly from low-lying land...
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Plateau

[game] Plateau is a two-player abstract strategy board game invented by Jim Albea. == History == The game was developed over a two-year period culminating in its present form on May 12, 1986. The original name for the game was Pinnacle, but it was discovered that an older board/card game had that name, so around 1989 the name was changed to...
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Plateau

[mathematics] A plateau of a function is a part of its domain where the function has constant value. More formally, let U, V be topological spaces. A plateau for a function f: U → V is a path-connected set of points P of U such that for some y we have for all p in P. == See also== ...
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Plateau

Pla·teau' noun ; plural French Plateaux (F. ...; E. ...), English Plateaus . [ French, from Old French platel , properly a little plate. See Plate .] 1. A flat surface; especially, a broad, level, elevated area of land; a table- land. 2. An ornamen...
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plateau

A flat elevated segment of a graphic record. ... Origin: Fr. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Plateau

A leveling off period that some people hit when trying to become fit, usually because the body is not being challenged anymore at the current intensity of exercise. A re-evaluation is needed, in terms of exercise and nutrition. Usually one needs to increase activity intensity to overcome a plateau.
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Plateau

A period during which a scene is not advancing. Usually a bad thing.
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Plateau

A period during which a scene is not advancing. Usually a bad thing.
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Plateau

A period during which a scene is not advancing. Usually a bad thing.
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Plateau

A plateau or tableland generally denotes a large stretch of highland which is practically the same height above sea-level, and which descends on all sides to lower ground. Some plateaux, however, such as those of Tibet and Bolivia, that are fringed by high mountain ranges which tower above the plateau level, are known as intermont plateaux. Sometim...
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plateau

A relatively elevated area of comparatively flat land which is commonly limited on at least one side by an abrupt descent to lower land. Sometimes called a table or tableland.
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plateau

a relatively flat highland
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plateau

a relatively flat highland
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Plateau

An elevated area of mostly level land, sometimes containing deep canyons.
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Plateau

An extensive upland region.
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plateau

Any comparatively flat area of great extent or elevation.
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plateau

extensive area of flat upland usually bounded by an escarpment on all sides but sometimes enclosed by mountains. The essential criteria for plateaus ... [1 related articles]
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Plateau

Flat-topped area of high ground.
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plateau

High altitude area of land, unbroken by mountain ranges.
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plateau

part of the characteristic curve of a radiation detector for which the measured current, or the counting rate, is independent of the applied voltage
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plateau

plateau, elevated, level or nearly level portion of the earth's surface, larger in summit area than a mountain and bounded on at least one side by steep slopes, occurring on land or in oceans. Some plateaus, such as the Deccan of India and the Columbia Plateau of the NW United States, are basaltic a...
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