- 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
- a town in N Texas.
- a combining form meaning “flat,” “plane,” used in the formation of compound words: planography.
Origin of plano-1
combining form representing Latin plānus level, plānum level ground
- 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
[di pley-noh, dee, dey]
- without argument.
- by manifest right; plainly.
Origin of de plano
From the Latin word dē planō
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for plano
The reunion weekend began at a VFW hall in a non-descript strip mall in Plano—the Casey Joyce All-America Post 4380.Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow
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.Stalking the Sorority Sisters
October 26, 2011
On Oct. 1, 2010, Huawei opened a new headquarters in Plano, Texas.China Bid Blocked Over Spy Worry
October 11, 2011
“There are many studies being done in this area right now,” says Plano.
“Metabolism is as unique as a fingerprint, some people metabolize food very fast and others very slow,” says Plano.
When I first came out, I went to work as a carpenter's helper up218 around Plano there.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
All the rest of the objects were as usual in plano; this was in alto, indeed in altissimo rilievo.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4
Charles Dudley Warner
Plano Carpini says the tunics of the Tartars were “bacramo,” or else of baudichin (cloth of gold).Needlework As Art
I have made another only with a plano concave, without any kind of reflection, divers also by means of reflection.Micrographia
The two examples with plano-convex cross-sections were unmodified on the plano face except for retouch along the edges.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types
James W. Cambron
sometimes before a vowel plan-
- indicating flatness or planenessplano-concave
from Latin plānus flat, level
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for plano
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.