planar


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to planar: Planar graph

pla·nar

 (plā′nər, -när′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or situated in a plane.
2. Flat: a planar surface.
3. Having a two-dimensional characteristic.

[Late Latin plānāris, flat, from Latin plānus; see plain.]

pla·nar′i·ty (plā-năr′ĭ-tē) n.

planar

(ˈpleɪnə)
adj
1. (Mathematics) of or relating to a plane
2. (Mathematics) lying in one plane; flat
[C19: from Late Latin plānāris on level ground, from Latin plānus flat]
planarity n

pla•nar

(ˈpleɪ nər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a geometric plane.
2. flat or level.
[1840–50; < Late Latin]
pla•nar•i•ty (pləˈnɛər ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.planar - involving two dimensionsplanar - involving two dimensions    
cubic, three-dimensional - having three dimensions
linear, one-dimensional - of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension; "a linear measurement"

planar

adjective
Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations:
Translations

planar

[ˈpleɪnəʳ] adjplanare
References in periodicals archive ?
Objective: In recent years, there has been considerable progress on our understanding of scattering amplitudes in the planar limit of gauge theory.
LAS VEGAS -- Today, at the Digital Signage Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Planar Systems, Inc.
The New Planar m70L is the First High-Definition Commercial Display of Its Size Designed for Demanding Industrial Applications
While by no means a recent development in the optical component industry, an alternative technological process for designing and assembling optical components called planar waveguide shows considerable promise in facing the challenges inherent to component manufacturing and upward scalability.
From these three equations, the stress strain relationships for simple deformations, including uniaxial tension, uniaxial compression and planar tension, can be determined (refs.
Planar differentiates itself in the industrial, defense, communications, transportation and business/ office markets in several ways: superior performance, image quality and customer satisfaction.
It includes an ink-receptive layer comprising an acrylic-based polymer and first and second planar surfaces.
From a tablet or mobile device to large-scale touch displays, Planar.
A replay of the webcast will be available through March 6, 2013, and a transcript of the management commentary portion of the call will be posted on the Planar Web site.
A replay of the webcast will be available through December 20, 2012, and a transcript of the management commentary portion of the call will be posted on the Planar Web site.
The Planar Helium family debuts with a 27-inch model (model PCT2785), capturing the Microsoft Windows 8 touch experience without costing thousands of dollars for an all-in-one solution.