plano

[pley-noh]

Origin of plano

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

Plano

[pley-noh]
noun
  1. a town in N Texas.

plano-

1
  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

plano-

2
  1. 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

de plano

[di pley-noh, dee, dey]
adverb Chiefly Law.
  1. without argument.
  2. by manifest right; plainly.

Origin of de plano

From the Latin word dē planō
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Contemporary Examples of plano

  • The reunion weekend began at a VFW hall in a non-descript strip mall in Plano—the Casey Joyce All-America Post 4380.

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    Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow

    Daniel Klaidman

    October 9, 2013

  • The first two rapes happened within five months of each other in Plano, a suburb northwest of Dallas with a population of 250,000.

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    Stalking the Sorority Sisters

    Christine Pelisek

    October 26, 2011

  • On Oct. 1, 2010, Huawei opened a new headquarters in Plano, Texas.

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    China Bid Blocked Over Spy Worry

    Eli Lake

    October 11, 2011

  • “There are many studies being done in this area right now,” says Plano.

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    5 Metabolism Myths Debunked

    Sarah Whitman-Salkin

    August 25, 2009

  • “Metabolism is as unique as a fingerprint, some people metabolize food very fast and others very slow,” says Plano.

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    5 Metabolism Myths Debunked

    Sarah Whitman-Salkin

    August 25, 2009

Historical Examples of plano


British Dictionary definitions for plano

plano-

sometimes before a vowel plan-

combining form
  1. 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

plano in Medicine

plano-

pref.
  1. Flat:planocellular.
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