noun, plural pla·teaus, pla·teaux [pla-tohz or, especially British, plat-ohz]. /plæˈtoʊz or, especially British, ˈplæt oʊz/.
verb (used without object), pla·teaued, pla·teau·ing.
verb (used with object), pla·teaued, pla·teau·ing.
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Origin of plateau
Words nearby plateau
Example sentences from the Web for plateau
On this week’s episode of Weirdest Thing, I explain why competitive eating has reached a performance plateau—and what it would take for a professional eater to reach the literal limits of human swallowing speed.This scientist thought he’d found the source of all sexual energy|PopSci Staff|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
As the numbers of cases slowly drift down toward a plateau well above most industrialized countries, senior officials have begun speaking of the virus in the past tense.America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many More Have to Die?|by Stephen Engelberg|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
DOH officials have said the decline in new cases appeared to have leveled off and reached a plateau between 2015 and 2018 when the number of new cases remained relatively stable.New D.C. HIV cases decline by widest margin in 5 years: report|Lou Chibbaro Jr.|August 24, 2020|Washington Blade
One thing about working in the Dry Valleys is that you can get these huge winds, 70-80 miles per hour, coming off the polar plateau.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice|Steve Nadis|July 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The resulting plateau in nationwide cases since May has been ticking upward in recent weeks.The U.S. largely wasted time bought by COVID-19 lockdowns. Now what?|Jonathan Lambert|July 1, 2020|Science News
But he has somehow leapt to a higher plateau during the last few years—all the more amazing given his precarious health.
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly.
In those countries the study revealed little evidence of any plateau.
Those carbs need to be burned with cardio, or else weight loss will plateau.
The teams of service personnel, all of whom have physical or cognitive injuries, have walked 335km across the Antarctic Plateau.
A short distance off was another ridge or spur of the mountain, widening out into almost a plateau.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Massed on the plateau above the mule-path, the whole population of the village stood to watch them down the steep descent.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
On the afternoon of July 5th it fell to the lot of Macdonald to attempt to seize the plateau which formed the Austrian centre.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It was one of those brilliant clear crisp days with which that high plateau can put even California to the blush.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
A plateau is defined as a high lowland; therefore, this section is higher in elevation than the Coastal Plain region.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey