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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Other Words from planar

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

Examples of planar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Pratt believes his team can make a leggy, planar robo-bird that outruns an ostrich. David Wilson, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2019 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, 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, 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, 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of planar

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Planar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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