coplanar

adjective
co·pla·nar | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈplā-nər , -ˌnär \

Definition of coplanar 

: lying or acting in the same plane

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coplanarity \ˌkō-plā-ˈner-ə-tē, -ˈna-rə- \ noun

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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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