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4 Plane n [L planum, fr. neut. of planus level]  1a: a surface of such nature that a straight line joining two of its points lies wholly in the surface b: a flat or level surface 2: a level of existence, consciousness, or development [on the intellectual __] 3a: one of the main supporting sufaces of an airplane b [by shortening]: Airplane
5 Plane adj [L planus]  1: having no elevations or depressions: Flat 2a: of, relating to, or dealing with geometric planes b: lying on a plane [a __ curve] -syn. see Level
Plane table n : an ins rument consisting essentially of a drawing board on a tripod with a ruler ointed at the object observed and used for plotting the ines of a survey directly from observation. [Merriam-WebsterÍs Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.] C O N S I D E R [For considerations, kinds of planes and their relationships see Planes in the folder RELATIONSHIPS.] Plane. The path of a line in motion [in a direction other than its intrinsic direction] becomes a plane. A plane has length and breadth, but no thickness. It has position and direction. It is bound by lines. It defines the external limits of a volume. [Wong, Wucius. Principals of Two-Dimensional Design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1972.] Point, line, and plane are conceptual elements that are not visible. Thus when visible, they become form. A plane on paper, however small, must have shape, size, color, and texture if it is meant to be seen. So must a point and line. Volume remains illusory in two-dimensional design. [Wong, Wucius. Principals of Two-Dimensional Form. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1988.] [Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.] [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]
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