plateau美 [plæˈtoʊ] 英 [ˈplætoʊ]
an area of flat land that is higher than the land around it
a time of little or no change after a period of growth or progress
Inflation has reached a plateau.
to stay at a steady level after a period of growth or progress
Unemployment has at last plateaued out.
to stop increasing or improving after a period of development
a large flat area of land that is higher than the land around it
a period or phase in sth. when there is little increase or decrease
All this cavalry debouched on the plateau, and it was like the appearance of an earthquake.
There seems to be a plateau, however, that has also surprised and confounded some researchers.
Take the snack wrap, which came about when restaurants started to see a plateau in sales volume of its Chicken Selects.
The threshold friction velocity over the Loess Plateau depends on the wind direction, due to the complex terrain and inhomogeneous surface.
WHATEVER you think about ghosts, it is hard to speak of this desolate plateau on Turkey's eastern edge without using the word "haunted" .
At the beginning of the new century, the meets east railway station out of a gang of "from the loess plateau MiZhi PoYi SuiDe han" .
Forests in the Yellow River region have already decreased a great deal in Quaternary age, and the Loess Plateau began to be formed.
The waters scoured off the soft, windblown soil near the surface and eventually reached bedrock, the hardened lava of the Columbia Plateau.
It had rained a little in the night and it was fresh and cool on the plateau, and there was a wonderful view.
Finally we reached the glacier plateau, and a few minutes later we entered ABC. The circle had been closed.