plano

[ pley-noh ]
/ ˈpleɪ noʊ /
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adjective

pertaining to eyeglasses that do not contain a curvature for correcting vision defects: plano sunglasses.

Origin of plano

First recorded in 1945–50; independent use of plano-1

Definition for plano (2 of 5)

Plano

[ pley-noh ]
/ ˈpleɪ noʊ /

noun

a town in N Texas.

Definition for plano (3 of 5)

plano-

1

a combining form meaning “flat,” “plane,” used in the formation of compound words: planography.
Also plani-; especially before a vowel, plan-.

Origin of plano-

1
combining form representing Latin plānus level, plānum level ground

Definition for plano (4 of 5)

plano-

2

a combining form meaning “moving,” “capable of movement,” used in the formation of compound words: planogamete.

Origin of plano-

2
combining form representing Greek plános wandering, roaming. See planet

Definition for plano (5 of 5)

de plano

[ di pley-noh, dee, dey ]
/ dɪ ˈpleɪ noʊ, di, deɪ /

adverb Chiefly Law.

without argument.
by manifest right; plainly.

Origin of de plano

From the Latin word dē planō
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British Dictionary definitions for plano

plano-

sometimes before a vowel plan-


combining form

indicating flatness or planenessplano-concave

Word Origin for plano-

from Latin plānus flat, level
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Word Origin and History for plano

plano-


alternative form of Latin plani- "flat, level," but also used in sciences as a comb. form of Greek planos "wandering" (see planet).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for plano

plano-


pref.

Flat:planocellular.
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