plateau(redirected from plateaux)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to plateaux: plateaus
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand, Belgian physicist, 1801-1883. See: Plateau-Talbot law.
A flat elevated segment of a graphic record.
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.
The flat portion of the record of intraventricular pressure during the end of the ejection phase of ventricular systole.