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[tey-buh l-land] /ˈteɪ bəlˌlænd/
an elevated and generally level region of considerable extent; plateau.
Origin of tableland
First recorded in 1690-1700; table + -land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • tableland there is none except little patches of less than an acre.

    The Hunted Outlaw Anonymous
  • Houses and churches nestled in the curve of tableland, under the mountain.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • In the translucent atmosphere of the tableland it looked scarce a mile.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • In the tableland districts, where the rainfall averages 30 in.

    Australia The Dairy Country Australia Department of External Affairs
  • It has reached Maquinchao, on the tableland, mid-way across the Andes.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • They go from the unowned lands of the tableland to the unowned lands of the Cordillera.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • The Salta line was continued in 1908 to the Bolivian tableland.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • Between these two rivers lies a tableland, which I was anxious to visit.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
  • Persia is mostly a tableland, from which rise many high mountains.

    Our Little Persian Cousin E. Cutler Shedd
  • Hu Dra had disappeared from the tableland as suddenly but not as' tracklessly as a phantom.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
British Dictionary definitions for tableland


flat elevated land; a plateau
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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tableland in Science
A flat, elevated region, such as a plateau or mesa.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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