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plateau

  

      n   pl   , -eaus, -eaux  
1    a wide mainly level area of elevated land  
2    a relatively long period of stability; levelling off  
the rising prices reached a plateau     
      vb   intr  
3    to remain at a stable level for a relatively long period  
     (C18: from French, from Old French platel something flat, from plat flat; see plate)  


Langres Plateau     (French)  
      n   a calcareous plateau of E France north of Dijon between the Seine and the Saône, reaching over 580 m (1900 ft.): forms a watershed between rivers flowing to the Mediterranean and to the English Channel  
Ozark Plateau  
      n   , Ozark Mountains, Ozarks  
      pl n   an eroded plateau in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma. Area: about 130000 sq. km (50000 sq. miles)  
Plateau  
      n   a state of central Nigeria, formed in 1976 from part of Benue-Plateau State: tin mining. Capital: Jos. Pop. (including Nassarawa state): 3671498 (1995 est.). Area (including Nassarawa state): 58030 sq. km (22405 sq. miles)  
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Plateau  
      n   a state of central Nigeria, formed in 1976 from part of Benue-Plateau State: tin mining. Capital: Jos. Pop. (including Nassarawa state): 3671498 (1995 est.). Area (including Nassarawa state): 58030 sq. km (22405 sq. miles)  


Langres Plateau     (French)  
      n   a calcareous plateau of E France north of Dijon between the Seine and the Saône, reaching over 580 m (1900 ft.): forms a watershed between rivers flowing to the Mediterranean and to the English Channel  
Ozark Plateau  
      n   , Ozark Mountains, Ozarks  
      pl n   an eroded plateau in S Missouri, N Arkansas, and NE Oklahoma. Area: about 130000 sq. km (50000 sq. miles)  
plateau  
      n   pl   , -eaus, -eaux  
1    a wide mainly level area of elevated land  
2    a relatively long period of stability; levelling off  
the rising prices reached a plateau     
      vb   intr  
3    to remain at a stable level for a relatively long period  
     (C18: from French, from Old French platel something flat, from plat flat; see plate)  

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plateau

  
1    highland, mesa, table, tableland, upland  
2    level, levelling off, stability, stage  

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