a.1.(Anat.) Having a plane surface; as, a planiform, gliding, or arthrodial articulation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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By this latter term, I mean the levelled-down, emptied-out planiform residuum of place deprived of its actual and virtual "powers" (the very powers on which Aristotle and Iamblichus laid such eloquent strew).
The very attributes of sites--their homogeneity, isotropism, isometrism, unidirectionality, and monolinearity--conspired to act as tranquilizing forces in the generation of empty, planiform surfaces of simultaneity.