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# planar

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• adj. Of, relating to, or situated in a plane.
• adj. Flat: a planar surface.
• adj. Having a two-dimensional characteristic.

• adj. Of or pertaining to a plane.
• adj. Able to be embedded in the plane with no edges intersecting.

### from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• Lying in a plane; planary; flat.
• Of or pertaining to a plane.
• n. See anastigmat.

## Etymologies

Late Latin plānāris, flat, from Latin plānus; see plain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin planarius ("relating to a plane"), from planum ("plane"). (Wiktionary)

## Examples

• Contrary to earlier claims, we find that the amount of power concentrated in planar modes for $\ell = 2,3$ is not inconsistent with isotropy and Gaussianity.

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• The construction shows that the wavefronts remain planar.

Optics basics: What is a wave? Part III: Diffraction « Skulls in the Stars

• Wikipedia suggests: "Something is called planar if it is made up of flat planes, or pertaining to planes."

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• One of them was something called a planar transistor, created by Jean Hoerni,

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• The joint venture used a new cell structure called a planar cell that enabled more aggressive cell scaling than conventional architectures.

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• In doing so, they found that the Dishevelled genes activate a genetic pathway, called the planar cell polarity pathway, which helps determine positional information in cells and tissues.

• Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 8, continues to include invited chapters on a broad range of topics, covering both main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers and spherical liposomes.

• Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 7, continues to include invited chapters on a broad range of topics, covering both main arrangements of the reconstituted system, namely planar lipid bilayers and spherical liposomes.