Plateau d'origine volcanique.
Flat-topped, steep-sided plateau, consisting of horizontal weak layers of rock topped by a resistant formation; in particular, those found in the desert areas of the us and Mexico. A small mesa is called a butte.
Flat tableland with steep edges; SYN. table.
An area of a germanium or silicon wafer that was protected during the etching process and is therefore higher than the surrounding etched areas. See also photolithography.