from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A top-view; a projection or plan of an object in which the object is supposed to be seen from above.
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The "Mangler," as the Handler was called, was responsible for moving aircraft from the hangar deck up to the flight deck by way of just four elevators, mapping out each movement with the aid of large maps of both decks, plus precisely scaled plan-view silhouettes of each aircraft.
The lower electrode has an ellipsoidal plan-view shape and an outer circumference formed with an inclined portion inclined at an angle (about 30° for example) lying within a range of 25° through 55°.
The upper electrode has an ellipsoidal plan-view shape.
With the DS being held in a side-on, book-like fashion, a plan-view map of whatever area you are currently in can be found on the touch-screen (for right-handed players, that is, with the DS having to be turned around for left-handed gamers), whilst a first-person viewpoint is on the other screen so players can clearly see the unruly sleuth moving through numerous locations within Cape West as you move the stylus around.
CiNG has also added little touches to ensure navigation throughout is extremely simple, especially for newcomers, with rooms on the plan-view being labelled appropriately, and icons even having their purpose highlighted with a clear message, as well as showing where and how to use particular items at the beginning of the game.