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Joseph Antoine Ferdinand, Belgian physicist, 1801-1883. See: Plateau-Talbot law.


A flat elevated segment of a graphic record.
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1. An elevated and usually flat area; a steady and consistent fever appears as a plateau on the patient's chart of vital signs.
2. The stage in training or skill acquisition when progress occurs at a very slow or flat rate in comparison with earlier phases.

ventricular plateau

The flat portion of the record of intraventricular pressure during the end of the ejection phase of ventricular systole.
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Downslope movements of angular rubble have been common over time along the talus slopes of the north side of the Tablelands, but most steep slopes covered by coarse rubble show little sign of movement of loose rocks during past decades.
Within the gorges deeply incised into the tablelands, the lower slopes are cliffed in the aptly named Precipice Sandstone.
It's a masterpiece of glacial landscaping and for viewing the Tablelands from the water.
The authors grateful acknowledge the assistance of the various landholders on the Northern Tablelands of NSW for permitting access to their properties for soil sampling.
Many of the awe-struck explorers produced spectacular paintings or sketches of the great tableland that amazed audiences in Europe and beyond.
Karen previously worked for the Southern Tablelands Regional Library Service in Goulburn as Client Services Coordinator.
Instead we drove north and inland to the Atherton Tablelands, a hilly region, blanketed by rainforest lakes and wild rivers where we spent a few days chasing waterfalls.
Visit the Tablelands and walk the four-kilometer Old Road Trail to see one of the world's best examples of the earth's interior exposed or the unforgettable scenes of 10-Mile Pond and the Long Range Mountains.
Figures show just one OJD-infected goat herd in the Central Tablelands region, but sheep from known infected flocks have greater market access than untested goats, she said.
Ken Hale's work in the Barkley Tablelands is represented by Rob Pensalfini's contribution on the typological and genetic position of Jingulu and Rachel Nordlinger's on associated motion in Wambaya.