coplanar

adjective
co·​pla·​nar | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈplā-nər How to pronounce coplanar (audio) , -ˌnär \

Definition of coplanar

: lying or acting in the same plane

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Other Words from coplanar

coplanarity \ ˌkō-​plā-​ˈner-​ə-​tē How to pronounce coplanarity (audio) , -​ˈna-​rə-​ \ noun

Examples of coplanar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In their study, Müller and his team argue that if coplanar alignments of dwarf galaxies are widespread, this would pose a worthy challenge to the LCDM model—which predicts a random distribution of dwarfs. Shannon Stirone, Scientific American, "Dancing Dwarf Galaxies Deepen Dark Matter Mystery," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of coplanar

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Coplanar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coplanar. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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