Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The measurement of distances, angles and areas on a plane, especially on a map

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The mensuration of plane surfaces; -- distinguished from stereometry, or the mensuration of volumes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mensuration of plane surfaces, or that part of geometry which regards lines and plane figures.

Etymologies

plani- + -metry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Find the surface of each area by planimetry and multiply this value with the runoff coefficient of that particular area (average reduction factor at the end of the design period) to find the surface of the reduced tributary area;

    1. Intake structures

  • In drying, the gelatine contracts, and, necessarily, causes a deformation of the tissue, which curls up at the edges and loses its planimetry.

    Photographic Reproduction Processes

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