Definition of Coplanar

1. Adjective. Lying in the same plane.

Similar to: Planar, Two-dimensional

Definition of Coplanar

1. a. Situated in one plane.

Definition of Coplanar

1. Adjective. (geometry of at least two things, usually lines) Within the same plane. ¹

2. Adjective. (astronomy of multiple planets or other orbiting bodies) Orbiting a central celestial object within the same orbital plane. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coplanar

1. lying in the same plane [adj]

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Literary usage of Coplanar

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1. Mechanics: A Textbook for Engineers by James Ellsworth Boyd (1921)
"It is an experimental fact that the resultant of two concurrent, coplanar forces is represented by their vector sum. Starting from this fact, ..."

2. A Treatise on Statics with Applications to Physics by George Minchin Minchin (1889)
"When the sides of the polygon are not all coplanar, the figure is called a gauche polygon. Thus the second graphic representation of the resultant of a ..."

3. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"coplanar and Non-coplanar Forces.—Forces may lie in the same plane or in different planes; that is, they may be either co-planar or non-coplanar forces. 36. ..."

4. Statics by Algebraic and Graphic Methods: Intended Primarily for Students of by Lewis Jerome Johnson (1903)
"coplanar and Non-coplanar Forces.—Forces are spoken of as coplanar and non-coplanar according as their lines of action do or do not lie in one plane. ..."

5. Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society by London Mathematical Society (1891)
"Also, since formulas involving the radii of coplanar circles can always be ... It will be sufficient, then, to confine onr attention to coplanar circles. 2. ..."

6. Analytic Mechanics by John Anthony Miller, Scott Barrett Lilly (1915)
"CHAPTER V THE STATICS OF A RIGID BODY 79. Equilibrium of coplanar Forces Acting on a Rigid Body. — We have shown (Art. 66) that any system of coplanar ..."

7. Theoretical Mechanics by Percey Franklyn Smith, William Raymond Longley (1910)
"Analytic conditions for equilibrium of coplanar forces. Consider a uniplanar motion with the following characteristics: (a) the center of gravity moves in a ..."

8. Statistics by Algebraic and Graphic Methods: Intended Primarily for Students by Lewis Jerome Johnson (1908)
"coplanar and Non-coplanar Forces.—Forces are spoken of as coplanar and non-coplanar according as their lines of action do or do not lie in one plane. ..."