non·​pla·​nar ˌnän-ˈplā-nər How to pronounce nonplanar (audio)
: not planar : not lying or able to be confined within a single plane : having a three-dimensional quality
… there is no way of redrawing this circuit so that none of the elements cross. This, therefore, is an example of a nonplanar circuit.Leonard S. Bobrow

Examples of nonplanar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another dozen or so in nonplanar orbits could make the reported trend disappear. Shannon Stirone, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonplanar was in 1868

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“Nonplanar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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