The definition of a mesa is a flat piece of land with steep sides, or a city in Arizona.
- An example of a mesa is a flat plateau that is elevated and looks like a table.
- An example of Mesa is a city near Phoenix.
mesa definition by Webster's New World
a small, high plateau or flat tableland with steep sides, esp. in the SW U.S.
Origin: Spanish ; from Classical Latin mensa, a table: see mensal
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city in SC Ariz., on the Salt River, near Phoenix: pop. 396,000
Origin: see mesa
mesa definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more clifflike sides, common in the southwest United States.
Origin: Spanish, table, mesa, from Old Spanish, table, from Latin mēnsa.
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A city of south-central Arizona east of Phoenix. It is a winter resort. Population: 448,000.
mesa - Computer Definition
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A semiconductor process used in the 1960s for creating the sublayers in a transistor. Its deep etching gave way to the planar process.
mesa - Science Definition
An area of high land with a flat top and two or more steep, clifflike sides. Mesas are larger than buttes and smaller than plateaus, and are common in the southwest United States.