the platteland, (in South Africa) the country districts or rural areas
[plat-er] /ˈplæt ər/ noun 1. a large, shallow dish, usually elliptical in shape, for holding and serving food, especially meat or fish. 2. a course of a meal, usually consisting of a variety of foods served on the same plate. 3. Slang. a phonograph record. 4. Movie Slang. a part of a motion-picture projector, consisting […]
[plat] /plæt/ noun 1. a plot of ground. 2. a plan or map, as of land. verb (used with object), platted, platting. 3. to make a plat of; plot. [plat] /plæt/ noun 1. a plait or braid. verb (used with object), platted, platting. 2. to plait; braid. /plæt/ noun 1. a small area of ground; […]
[pley-tee] /ˈpleɪ ti/ adjective, platier, platiest. 1. (of an igneous rock) split into thin, flat sheets, often resembling strata, as a result of uneven cooling. [plat-ee] /ˈplæt i/ noun, plural (especially collectively) platy (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) platys, platies. 1. . 1. a combining form meaning “flat,” “broad,” used in […]
platybasia plat·y·ba·si·a (plāt’ĭ-bā’sē-ə,) n. A developmental anomaly of the skull in which the base of the posterior cranial fossa bulges upward.