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
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.
You rise, you plateau, but at the end of the day everyone comes down.Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes|John Avlon|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Furthermore, until the Iranain revolution of 1979, Iranians have rarely left their plateau.
The world population may plateau physically, but we are multiplying ourselves digitally and robotically.
It is on a plateau—the particular point that I mean—a plateau of precipitous mountains.Running Sands|Reginald Wright Kauffman
She led him back upon the plateau, and, urging him both with whip and voice, she started him again toward the yawning chasm.Led Astray and The Sphinx|Octave Feuillet
Along the crest of the plateau ran a sort of trench whose presence it was impossible for the distant observer to divine.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
The plateau, at an elevation of eighteen hundred feet above the level of the sea, sloped down toward the south.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
From a distance they saw the great cornice, and the plateau where James had watched by Urquhart.Love and Lucy|Maurice Henry Hewlett