Associations to the word «Plane»


PLANE, adjective. Of a surface: flat or level.
PLANE, noun. A level or flat surface.
PLANE, noun. (geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane).
PLANE, noun. A level of existence or development. (eg, astral plane)
PLANE, noun. A roughly flat, thin, often moveable structure used to create lateral force by the flow of air or water over its surface, found on aircraft, submarines, etc.
PLANE, noun. (computing) (Unicode) Any of a number of designated ranges of sequential code points.
PLANE, noun. (anatomy) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions.
PLANE, noun. (countable) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.
PLANE, verb. (transitive) To smooth (wood) with a plane.
PLANE, noun. An airplane; an aeroplane.
PLANE, verb. (nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
PLANE, verb. To glide or soar.
PLANE, noun. ​(countable) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.
PLANE, noun. (Northern UK) A sycamore.
PLANE ANGLE, noun. (geometry) An angle formed by two intersecting straight lines.
PLANE ANGLE, noun. (geometry) An angle formed by two intersecting planes, measured by the angle between two intersecting straight lines that are in respective planes and perpendicular to the intersection of the planes.
PLANE CURVE, noun. (mathematics) the locus of points in the Euclidean plane that satisfies some geometric or algebraic definition
PLANE IRON, noun. The cutting chisel of a joiner's plane.
PLANE OF ECLIPTIC, noun. (astronomy) The surface (plane) that contains the orbit of a planet in a solar system.
PLANE POLARIZED LIGHT, noun. (physics) polarized light in which the electric and magnetic fields vibrate in phase
PLANE SAILING, noun. (nautical) A technique for navigation using planar geometry.
PLANE SAILING, noun. (nautical) (proscribed) A technique for navigation using the assumption the Earth is flat.
PLANE TABLE, noun. (cartography) A particular kind of instrument used by surveyors in mapmaking.
PLANE TABLES, noun. Plural of plane table
PLANE TREE, noun. Alternative form of planetree

Dictionary definition

PLANE, noun. An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane".
PLANE, noun. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane".
PLANE, noun. A level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane".
PLANE, noun. A power tool for smoothing or shaping wood.
PLANE, noun. A carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work".
PLANE, verb. Cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood".
PLANE, verb. Travel on the surface of water.
PLANE, verb. Make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door".
PLANE, adjective. Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams".

Wise words

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