Plateau

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  • Plateau
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  • An area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain. A highly eroded plateau is called a dissected plateau. A volcanic plateau is a plateau produced by volcanic activity.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    In geology and earth science, a plateau (pronunciation: /pləˈtoʊ/ or /ˈplætoʊ/; plural plateaus or plateaux), also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes.

    台地(だいち)とは、地形学用語の plateau や tableland 、あるいは地質学用語の platforme に対応する訳語である。山や丘陵より高度や起伏が小さいものを指す。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Plateau)