non·​pla·​nar | \ ˌnän-ˈplā-nər How to pronounce nonplanar (audio) , -ˌnär \

Definition of nonplanar

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Another dozen or so in nonplanar orbits could make the reported trend disappear. Shannon Stirone, Scientific American, "Dancing Dwarf Galaxies Deepen Dark Matter Mystery," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nonplanar

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonplanar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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