pla-teau / plă-tō
1. an elevated plain
The path led at first through undulating grounds, and thence to a plateau, where pastures and tilled fields alternated.
From “A Simple Soul” by Gustave Flaubert, 1821 – 1880
2. a relatively long, stable period, level or state; a time or state of little or no growth or decline
History knows no resting places and no plateaus.
Henry A. Kissinger, 1923 –
1. to reach a period, level or state where there is little or no growth or decline
Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.
Aristotle, 384 BC – 322 BC