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nounPlural plateaux, Plural plateaus
1Geographymeseta femininehigh plateau — altiplanicie feminine
- Artists were also adorning rocks along rivers, on plateaux, on mountainsides, and so on.
- These are scattered tribes who live in remote plateaus and mountainous areas.
- The Khmer Loeu hill tribes live in remote highland areas in the plateaus and mountainous areas on the edges of Cambodia.
- Mammals, apart from the savanna fox, live mostly in the forested areas of the plateau or down in the gorge.
- The topography includes vast desert expanses, high plateaus, rolling foothills and valleys, and immense mountain ranges.
- These are important, not to find fish so much as underwater islands and plateaux in deeper areas just off shore.
- We had mountains, valleys, plateaus, deserts, waterfalls, rivers, and streams.
- The southern half of the Republic of Guatemala mainly consists of beautiful mountain highlands and plateaus, which are susceptible to devastating earthquakes.
- In what amounted to the ultimate consumer perk, we were driven to the top of the mountain plateau to begin our backcountry ski tour.
- The Massif Central is a large mountainous plateau in the central area, which includes the ancient volcanoes of the Auvergne region.
- Titan's dunes bend around hills and upland plateaus, revealing how Titan's wind interacts with the topography.
- The plateau complex rises toward the southeast, where it climaxes in the Drakensberg range, part of an escarpment that separates the plateau from the coastal areas.
- They compare closely with oceanic flood basalts that make up many oceanic ridges, plateaux, and sea mounts.
- This soil region is in the foothills of the Appalachian plateau, and topography ranges from nearly level to extremely steep.
- The plateau consists of extensive areas of barren rock, or hills with a thin cover of drought-resistant vegetation.
- Lowlands, plateaux, foothills, and mountain slopes suitable for viticulture occupy only seven per cent of Tajikistan's area.
- The upland plateau known as the sierra represents about one-fourth of Peru's land and holds a majority of the country's population.
- It seemed like they were on different level plateaus from each other, and that connection that used to bridge and support them seemed strained.
- Terrain types noted so far include rocky and sandy plains, mountains, craters, plateaus and canyons.
- As a result, the area of the plateau outside the existing reserves was given the less restrictive tenure of conservation area.
2(stable level)meseta feminineperíodo de estancamiento masculineshe lost 8lbs, then reached a plateau — adelgazó 8 libras y se estancó
- General awareness of e-business has now reached a plateau.
- Women's wellbeing reached a plateau between the ages of 30 and 64, while that of men dipped during the same period, according to the survey.
- There is some feeling this year that the medium has reached a plateau, but that's not the case.
- With many analysts believing that the Irish property market has reached a plateau, many people are starting to look at eastern Europe for property investment opportunities.
- By Wednesday, the national spasm of bulk-buying reached a plateau.
- Not that it was any worse than countless other nights there, but maybe my brain has had its fill, maybe I've reached a plateau.
- However, by 1981 the firm realised that investment trusts had reached a plateau.
- Musically, Brown reached a plateau in the early 1970s when his band, the JBs, patented a muscular, jazzy funk, over which the group's leader could exhort and exclaim.
- In the last 10 years, however, we've hit a fairly level plateau.
- I had to dress up the presentation of that move in such a way as to protect the show, so I gave all kinds of reasons for the move, trying to disguise the fact that I was having to move it because it had reached a plateau and wasn't moving off.
- Analysts say growth in the number of subscribers has reached a plateau and looks set to slow down, and this has cooled the share price.
- For the past 10 years before that, HIV and AIDS rates in Australia were going down, then they reached a plateau and now we've seen sharp rises.
- They should have reached a plateau at which Irish lamb should be in position to compete on the export market.
- Two years ago, however, my fitness level hit a plateau.
- I've reached a plateau where I'm waiting for the next struggle to rear its ugly head.
- There is no doubt that, at the beginning of our period, literacy was on the increase, though it soon reached a plateau (where it more or less remained until Unification).
- But he reached a plateau at age 23 and had to quit.
- She had been on an upward curve, but had suddenly reached a plateau in her performances, and her confidence took a battering.
- Sure, dot-com advertising is down, the number of newbies hitting the Internet has reached a plateau, and personal computer sales have fallen.
- At some point, I felt I had reached a plateau as an amateur photographer and needed to know more, so I took a photography class at the local community college.
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