(Plan"i*form) a. (Anat.) Having a plane surface; as, a planiform, gliding, or arthrodial articulation.
(Pla*nim"e*ter) n. [Plani- + -meter. Cf. Planometer.] An instrument for measuring the
area of any plane figure, however irregular, by passing a tracer around the bounding line; a platometer.
(Plan`i*met"ric Plan`i*met"ric*al) a. [Cf. F. planimétrique.] Of or pertaining to planimetry.
(Pla*nim"e*try) n. [Cf. F. planimétrie.] The mensuration of plane surfaces; distinguished
from stereometry, or the mensuration of volumes.
Planing machine. (a) See Planer. (b) A complex machine for planing wood, especially boards, containing
usually a rapidly revolving cutter, which chips off the surface in small shavings as the piece to be planed
is passed under it by feeding apparatus.
(Plan"ing) a. & vb. n. fr. Plane, v. t.
(Pla`ni*pen"nate) a. Of or pertaining to Planipennia.
(||Pla`ni*pen"ni*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. planus plane + penna wing.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of
Neuroptera, including those that have broad, flat wings, as the ant-lion, lacewing, etc. Called also Planipennes.
(Plan`i*pet"al*ous) a. [Plani- + petal.] (Bot.) Having flat petals.
(Plan"ish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Planishing.] [OF. planir, F. planer.
See Plane, v., and -ish.] To make smooth or plane, as a metallic surface; to condense, toughen, and
polish by light blows with a hammer.
(Plan"ish*er) n. One who, or that which, planishes. Weale.
Planishing rolls (Coining), rolls between which metal strips are passed while cold, to bring them to
exactly the required thickness.
(Plan"ish*ing), a. & vb. n. from Planish, v. t.
(Plan"i*sphere) n. [Plani- + sphere: cf. F. planisphère. See Plain, and Sphere.] The
representation of the circles of the sphere upon a plane; especially, a representation of the celestial sphere
upon a plane with adjustable circles, or other appendages, for showing the position of the heavens, the
time of rising and setting of stars, etc., for any given date or hour.
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