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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A usually extensive land area having a relatively level surface raised sharply above adjacent land on at least one side and often dissected by canyons. Also: A flat and often galleried ornamental dish or salver (as for a tea service or condiments). (plura

Usage examples (34)
  • These "plateaux" of learning are sometimes to be accounted for by muscular fatigue.
  • In 1982 they suddenly saw entirely new plateaux in the Hall effect.
  • The Arabian desert approached the sea in a series of plateaux or steps.
  • Elements pour l'etude de la vegetation des hauts plateaux du Fouta Djalon. for more
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