Definitions

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  • adj. Not coplanar

Etymologies

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non- +‎ coplanar

Examples

  • We must define an inertial system as one in which at least three non-collinear free particles move in noncoplanar straight lines; then we can state the law of inertia as the claim that, relative to an inertial system so defined, the motion of any fourth particle, or arbitrarily many particles, will be rectilinear.

    Space and Time: Inertial Frames

  • Imagine many Ringworlds, noncoplanar, of slightly differing radii -- or of widely differing radii, inhabited by very different intelligent races.

    A Hole In Space

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