Plateau - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plæˈtoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word plateau
Brit.  |ˈplatəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word plateau


- a relatively flat highland (syn: tableland)


a plateau covering hundreds of miles

The price of gas seems to have reached a plateau.

Sales of computers have plateaued in recent years.

Inflation rates have reached a plateau.

The athletic footwear market has not yet plateaued.

Incidence of lung cancer has plateaued out.

The plateau extends for many miles.

Southward the mountainside topples to a great plateau.

Plateau of Iran

Plateau of Mexico

Plateau of Tibet

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plateau
he/she/it: plateaus
present participle: plateauing
past tense: plateaued
past participle: plateaued
singular: plateau
plural: plateaux or plateaus
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