pla·​nar ˈplā-nər How to pronounce planar (audio)
: of, relating to, or lying in a plane
: two-dimensional in quality
plā-ˈner-ə-tē How to pronounce planar (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, be sure to look at the weight of the headphones, as planar magnetic models are often heavier than dynamic headphones. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2022 This style of headphone, which is generally quite expensive, uses planar magnetic drivers—sometimes called isodynamic or orthodynamic drivers—to produce audio. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2022 The use of planar magnetic drivers coupled with a custom fit should produce an exceptionally smooth sound. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 4 May 2022 Tiffany divided my training program into phases, starting with relearning basic movements with proper form, and gradually moving up to multi-planar functional movements focused on control and balance. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 3 Feb. 2022 But in some cases, the embedding of a graph itself might be disguising a way the edge could be inserted in planar fashion. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2021 When adding a new edge to a planar graph is required, there are two scenarios: There is a safe way to add the edge, possibly after modifying the drawing, or no drawing admitting the edge exists. Sarah Wells, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2021 Shaping and sizing the winglet properly is crucial to getting a vortex away from the flat, planar part of the wing Clark says. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 5 July 2020 Examples include desktop motion blur, planar reflections, multiple shadows, and more. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 4 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of planar was in 1850

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“Planar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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