plateau

USAGE NOTE
The plural of this word may be "plateaus" or "plateaux."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (geography)
a. la meseta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
After climbing for what seemed like miles, the hikers finally hit a plateau.Después de subir lo que parecieron millas, los excursionistas llegaron por fin a una meseta.
2. (leveling)
a. el estancamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Our productivity has slowed its forward march, leaving us on a technological and economic plateau.Nuestra productividad disminuyó su avance, lo que nos dejó en un estancamiento tecnológico y económico.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to level off)
a. estancarse
At first it was an innovative company, but it plateaued and failed to stay at the forefront.Fue una compañía innovadora en el principio, pero se estancó y no pudo seguir en la vanguardia.
b. estabilizarse (price)
Share prices skyrocketed this morning and then plateaued in the afternoon.El precio de las acciones disparó esta mañana y después se estabilizó por la tarde.
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plateau
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (geography)
a. la meseta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
to reach a plateauestabilizarse
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plateau [ˈplætəʊ]
noun
plateaus plateaux [ˈplætəʊz]
1 (Geog) meseta (f)
high plateau (in LAm) altiplano (m)
2 estancamiento (m); punto (m) muerto
The US heroin market now appears to have reached a plateau I think the economy is stuck on a kind of plateau of slow growth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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