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

Definition of planar

1 : of, relating to, or lying in a plane
2 : two-dimensional in quality

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

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But, rather than being a completely flat, planar molecule, these materials have a somewhat more complex arrangement of atoms, with some slightly above or below a plane running through the center of the sheet. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers make RAM from a phase change we don’t entirely understand," 18 Dec. 2018 As Numberphile illustrates, the trick is to change the shape of your gears so have anything but flat, circular, planar ones. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Clever Ways to Make a System of Three Gears That Can Actually Turn," 10 June 2016 Blue, famous for its line of podcast microphones, hopes to make planar magnetic technology less intimidating with its Ella headphones (buy here). Mark Walton, Ars Technica, "Blue Ella review: Planar magnetic tech sounds great, but costs too much," 20 July 2017 Water oozes and trickles and puddles up through the steamy, planar landscape. By Michael Browning, miamiherald, "A desolated landscape: the toll of Hurricane Andrew," 25 Aug. 2015 Remarkably small and lightweight for a set of planar magnetics. Michael Calore, WIRED, "Review: Audeze Sine," 4 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of planar

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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