American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or situated in a plane.
- adj. Flat: a planar surface.
- adj. Having a two-dimensional characteristic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Of or pertaining to a plane.
- adj. Flat, two-dimensional.
- adj. graph theory Able to be embedded in the plane with no edges intersecting.
- adj. involving two dimensions
- From Late Latin planarius ("relating to a plane"), from planum ("plane"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin plānāris, flat, from Latin plānus; see plain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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