plane table


Definition of plane table

: an instrument consisting essentially of a drawing board on a tripod with a ruler pointed at the object observed and used for plotting the lines of a survey directly from observation

First Known Use of plane table

1670, in the meaning defined above

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“Plane table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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