ground plane

noun
  1. (in perspective drawing) the theoretical horizontal plane receding from the picture plane to the horizon, beginning at the level of the base line.
  2. Electricity. a ground plate or an underground mesh of radial wires connected to a vertical antenna (ground plane antenna) that is grounded in order to provide suitable radiation characteristics.

Origin of ground plane

First recorded in 1825–35
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