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noun as in level; flat, often high, land

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The resulting plateau in nationwide cases since May has been ticking upward in recent weeks.

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.

Massed on the plateau above the mule-path, the whole population of the village stood to watch them down the steep descent.

On the afternoon of July 5th it fell to the lot of Macdonald to attempt to seize the plateau which formed the Austrian centre.

It was one of those brilliant clear crisp days with which that high plateau can put even California to the blush.

A plateau is defined as a high lowland; therefore, this section is higher in elevation than the Coastal Plain region.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plateau, such as: elevation, highland, plain, mesa, stage, and table.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.