We ascended to the summit in a series of geological steps or plateaux.
Further on are the mountains of Armenia, and the ark of Noah on one of its plateaux.
Of course, plateaux of accumulation are not always formed of igneous rocks.
Some veins run straight along on the plateaux, the hills, or plains.
In it I found many objects very like, sometimes identical with, those on the plateaux.
It is evident, as before intimated, that the river descends from its summit in plateaux.
In like manner, the plants growing on moraines were found to be those of the adjacent mountains, plateaux, or lowlands.
The annexed diagram of these plateaux, extending to the Pakagama summit, will impress these deductions on the eye.
The climate is hot and moist on the coast and in the plains, but pleasant on the plateaux.
Through this tract, from the plateaux, four small rivers make their way to the lake.
1796, "elevated tract of relatively level land," from French plateau "table-land," from Old French platel (12c.) "flat piece of metal, wood, etc.," diminutive of plat "flat surface or thing," noun use of adjective plat "flat, stretched out" (12c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *plattus, from Greek platys "flat, wide, broad" (see plaice). Meaning "stage at which no progress is apparent" is attested from 1897, originally in psychology of learning. In reference to sexual stimulation from 1960.
1952, from plateau (n.). Related: Plateaued; plateauing.