Plane table
Plane table \Plane" ta`ble\ See under {Plane}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • Plane table — Plane Plane, a. [L. planus: cf. F. plan. See {Plan}, a.] Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface. [1913 Webster] Note: In science, this word (instead of plain) is almost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plane table — n. a surveying device for plotting maps in the field: it consists of a drawing board mounted on a tripod with an alidade that can be moved about over the table to establish a reference point …   English World dictionary

  • Plane table — A plane table is a device used in surveying and related disciplines to provide a solid and level surface on which to make field drawings, charts and maps.HistoryThe first known instrument for directly producing a drawing of a site was developed… …   Wikipedia

  • plane-table — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: plane table intransitive verb : to make use of a plane table transitive verb : to plot with a plane table …   Useful english dictionary

  • plane-table — [c]/ˈpleɪn teɪbəl/ (say playn taybuhl) verb (plane tabled, plane tabling) –verb (t) 1. to survey (a tract of land) with a plane table. –verb (i) 2. to carry out surveying using a plane table …   Australian English dictionary

  • plane-table — /playn tay beuhl/, v.t., v.i., plane tabled, plane tabling. to survey with a plane table. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • plane table — plane′ ta ble n. sur a drawing board mounted on a tripod, used in the field, with an alidade, for surveying tracts of land • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • plane table — drafting table, table used for drawing blueprints …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plane table — Survey. a drawing board mounted on a tripod, used in the field, with an alidade, for surveying tracts of land. Also, plain table. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • plane table — noun Date: 1607 an instrument consisting essentially of a drawing board on a tripod with a ruler pointed at the object observed and used for plotting the lines of a survey directly from observation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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