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plane geometry

noun, Mathematics
the geometry of figures whose parts all lie in one plane.
1740-50 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for plane geometry

plane geometry

the study of the properties of and relationships between plane curves, figures, etc
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plane geometry in Science
plane geometry  
The mathematical study of geometric figures whose parts lie in the same plane, such as polygons, circles, and lines.
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plane geometry in Culture

plane geometry definition

The study of two-dimensional figures (figures that are confined to a plane).

Note: Plane geometry is one of the oldest branches of mathematics.
Note: The Greek mathematician Euclid was the first to study plane geometry carefully. His book Elements was the standard plane geometry textbook for centuries.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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