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In geology and earth science, a plateau ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; 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.


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