Plane-parallel
Plane-parallel Plane`-par"al*lel, a. (Optics) Having opposite surfaces exactly plane and parallel, as a piece of glass. [1913 Webster]

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  • Parallel — Par al*lel, n. 1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. [1913 Webster] Who made the spider parallels design, Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? Pope. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel of altitude — Parallel Par al*lel, n. 1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. [1913 Webster] Who made the spider parallels design, Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? Pope.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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