[ pley-ner ]
/ ˈpleɪ nər /
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of or relating to a geometric plane.
flat or level.
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Origin of planar
OTHER WORDS FROM planarpla·nar·i·ty [pluh-nair-i-tee], /pləˈnɛər ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use planar in a sentence
She quickly recognized that they mirrored pictorial representations called planar bicolored graphs that mathematicians use to describe points on the positive Grassmannian.A Mathematician’s Unanticipated Journey Through the Physical World|Kevin Hartnett|December 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
This can get quite mathematically rarefied, but for a simple example imagine a flat, planar lattice of arrows pointing every which way in the plane.Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is - Issue 92: Frontiers|Jeremy England|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
Computer scientists have been searching for an algorithm that can quickly determine whether you can make the desired change while keeping the graph planar and without checking every single part of the graph when only one small part is affected.A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight|Stephanie DeMarco|September 15, 2020|Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for planar
/ (ˈpleɪnə) /
of or relating to a plane
lying in one plane; flat
Derived forms of planarplanarity (pleɪˈnærɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for planar
C19: from Late Latin plānāris on level ground, from Latin plānus flat
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