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plateau

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1  —as in:
found on the plateau
Definition high land that is reasonably flat
  • The plateau is about half a mile above sea level.
plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She is studying the impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • The species lives only on that plateau.
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • They came out on the village, situated on a small, upland plateau, grass-covered, and with only occasional trees.
    London, Jack  --  Adventure
  • In the gray light, they could see a small footpath to a plateau.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • Mrs Whatsit came to rest on a small plateau of smooth silvery rock.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • On December 14, weary of paddling, he hauled the canoe far up the beach, climbed a sandstone bluff, and set up camp on the edge of a desolate plateau.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • The most significant memory he had of Mildred, really, was of a little girl in a forest without trees (how odd!) or rather a little girl lost on a plateau where there used to be trees (you could feel the memory of their shapes all about) sitting in the center of the "living room."
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • ...we began to ascend the slope towards the plateau.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • plateau = high land that is reasonably flat
  • There was no shelter anywhere on this plateau.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
plateau = high land that is reasonably flat

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2  —as in:
reached a plateau in our growth
Definition a time of little change after more rapid change — typically to stop increasing
  • She projects that the world's population will plateau at about ten billion people.
plateau = reach a period of little change after more rapid change
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The young star's popularity increased during his first few months in the NBA and then began to plateau.
  • plateau = change little after more rapid change
  • Sales increased for three straight years, but now they seem to have hit a plateau.
  • plateau = time of little change
  • History knows no resting places and no plateaus.
    Henry Kissinger
  • plateaus = a time of little change after more rapid change — typically to stop increasing
  • She said I reached a plateau.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • plateau = a time of little change after more rapid change
  • One of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention, wherein the victim of cancer finds herself with some unexpected hours when it seems like the inexorable decline has suddenly plateaued, when the pain is for a moment bearable.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • plateaued = reached a time of little change after more rapid change
  • I've moved up to another plateau, and now the streams of the various disciplines seem to be closer to each other as if they flow from a single source.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
plateau = a time of little change after more rapid change

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