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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
plane
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a car/plane/bus etc journey
▪ the six-hour train journey to London
a car/train/plane etc crash
▪ He was badly hurt in a car crash.
a commuter train/plane (=a train or plane that people use to travel to work in a city)
▪ Several commuter trains were delayed because of the bad weather.
a passenger plane/jet
▪ It was recently converted from a passenger plane to cargo use.
a plane accident/an airplane accident (also a flying accident)
▪ Holly died in a plane accident.
a spy satellite/plane (=used for spying)
▪ The Americans have denied using spy satellites to spy on China.
▪ The photographs were taken by spy planes.
aircraft/plane wreckage
▪ The major task is now to remove the aircraft wreckage from the accident site.
an airline/plane/air ticket
▪ You can pick up your airline tickets at the check-in desk.
car/train/plane wreck
▪ My father died in a car wreck.
crash a car/bus/plane etc
▪ He was drunk when he crashed the car.
passengers board a plane/trainformal (= get on it)
▪ The first three cars were reserved for passengers boarding in Queens.
passengers get on/off a bus/plane etc
▪ The bus stopped and half the passengers got off.
plane geometry
plane tree
ski plane
transport plane
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
different
▪ He strove to think on a different plane of reason and insight.
▪ It's different plane of existence, where normal space and time are somehow by passed.
▪ The year was 1985, and Apple was on a different plane of existence than Microsoft.
▪ The afternoon progressed, but was moved now on to a different plane, lit by the glow of expectation.
▪ Black-jacketed on the podium, he was on a different plane from the student body, silent and scribbling at his feet.
▪ It just shows a different plane.
▪ First, they arrived at Edinburgh airport in different planes.
high
▪ McGeechan puts that down to identifying the likely lads early and raising their sights to higher planes.
▪ Joe also moved to a higher social plane.
▪ Love lives on a higher plane.
▪ The Beta stands on a much higher plane of civilization and is more developed.
▪ If anything, Letterman thinks, these women have a compulsion to reach a higher plane of conversation that strains credulity.
▪ But it needs either deep inside knowledge, or real writing skills to take it to a higher plane.
▪ The visionary places in the ordinary the elements of the eternal and raises it to a higher plane of reality.
▪ The game generally, was on a much higher plane of skill and fitness and thought.
military
▪ The operation would use 11 military cargo planes and would eventually cost over US$200,000,000.
▪ Joe wired his acceptance and made plans to fly up with James Forrestal on a military plane.
▪ A fully loaded civilian plane crashes in mid-air with an armed military plane over Catterick Garrison.
▪ The military planes were headed for Andrews, having completed a training exercise off the coast.
▪ As many as 44 military planes and helicopters had been badly damaged, he acknowledged.
▪ Officials are investigating Tripoli residents' reports that the airliner hit a military plane.
▪ The simulated disaster in exercise Gryphon's Lift was a midair collision between military and civilian planes over Catterick Garrison.
private
▪ The one with the private plane.
▪ At 8: 15 p. m., the three boarded a private plane for Palo Alto.
▪ He drove through the night to Wick intending to cross the Pentland Firth in a small private plane.
▪ And the planes themselves seemed small, like light private planes.
▪ I had heard of the many mercy missions of the ruler's private planes.
small
▪ He does not like small planes.
▪ He heard the high buzz of a small plane.
▪ The pilot warned there would be only room for one moose on the small plane.
▪ She does recall her apprehension about flying in a small plane, even with two experienced pilots.
▪ He drove through the night to Wick intending to cross the Pentland Firth in a small private plane.
▪ Early in the month, Steve Wozniak crashed his small plane on a runway in Berkeley.
▪ A small plane, flying in under radar.
■ NOUN
cargo
▪ The operation would use 11 military cargo planes and would eventually cost over US$200,000,000.
▪ They suggest an advanced design of the C.141 Starlifter cargo plane.
▪ These cargo planes are the modern equivalents of the tramp steamer.
▪ That cargo plane of yours has a range of three thousand, six hundred sea miles.
▪ The paratroops, known as Task Force Red, dropped in two waves from C-141 cargo planes.
crash
▪ Hammarskjold died in a plane crash, and the former diplomat has discovered that the plane was shot at before it crashed.
▪ It began with the death of Otis Redding in a plane crash on December 10, 1967.
▪ At the time of the plane crash, I was a student at college.
▪ Taylor Powell, a Hollywood heartthrob legendary for his good looks, decides to become anonymous after surviving a plane crash.
▪ From your first message we gathered you saw the plane crash into the sea but couldn't identify it.
▪ It takes a tragedy like the ValuJet plane crash in the Everglades to point out the error of our ways.
▪ In what year did he die in a plane crash? 3. 3.
▪ Is, for instance, dying in a plane crash worse than succumbing to cancer?
fighter
▪ Until recently F-Shed was where Jaguar fighter planes were serviced.
▪ That incident occurred about 10 to 15 miles offshore, as the four fighter planes were returning from a training mission.
▪ It was a photograph of a fighter plane with the pilot standing beside it.
▪ The Navy is spending $ 83 billion on its F-18 E / F fighter plane program.
▪ Military sources say 12 of the Internet-ready devices would be able to control missiles or unmanned fighter planes.
▪ There are no gracefully lethal curves on this fighter plane.
▪ Antiaircraft fire had become greatly intensified, but in my continued observations I saw no enemy fighter planes.
▪ The plan seems to be to use airlift escorted by fighter planes.
spy
▪ At one point U.S. military and intelligence services had 17 spy planes over Escobar's home city of Medellin.
▪ The main culprit is the Pioneer, a smaller, less advanced spy plane that the Hunter was supposed to replace.
▪ So did our successful interception of your spy plane.
▪ They were here to defend the heavens against high-altitude spy planes.
▪ It is a little more complicated to copy a spy plane, but George Bush has a similar problem right now.
▪ I heard over the voice of america that they released Powers the U2 spy plane fellow.
▪ These bats are like miniature spy planes, bristling with sophisticated instrumentation.
▪ But everyone gave the spy plane, nicknamed the Dragon Drone, high marks for simplicity and usefulness.
transport
▪ Other aircrew who died in the crash were ... In Lyneham, the transport planes were flying again today.
▪ The Marine Corps has 24 medium lift helicopters and 12 transport planes based at the station.
▪ It was designed to be a troop transport plane.
▪ There they would be loaded board three transport planes and flown to Tabriz.
▪ The camels had already seen two Junkers Tri-Motor transport planes come in, so they were not impressed by a Heinkel 111.
▪ An occasional transport plane came in to Berna airfield at Benghazi.
▪ They're taking in flour, grain and oil on Hercules transport planes.
tree
▪ It was a beautiful cloudless morning and the canopies of the plane trees were lush and transparently golden with sunlight.
▪ It faces out toward Dodge Hall, across gracious grounds of hedged walks and great plane trees.
▪ She walked along to the little café, where at least the umbrellas and the plane trees gave some shade.
▪ The plane tree above seemed dark and sinister.
▪ The harbour quay, shaded by plane trees and filled with tables, is the village social centre.
▪ There, in the secret shade of the plane tree.
▪ Sun shone, warm breezes blew, and the plane trees behind the Cages grew greener and more leafy with each hour.
▪ Or the nannies and the nursemaids who lately pushed their prams up and down, and gossiped under the plane trees?
wave
▪ Twistor techniques may also be developed to generate colliding plane wave solutions.
▪ This is an interesting theorem which seems to prove the existence of singularities for a large class of colliding plane waves.
▪ Most of these methods can be applied also to the colliding plane wave situation.
▪ This has plane wave solutions which are transverse waves travelling with velocity c, properties that electromagnetic waves also possess.
▪ All three types of singularity are found in colliding plane wave solutions.
▪ In terms of colliding plane waves, these solutions all involve approaching waves with initial impulsive components.
▪ The second Yurtsever and the Feinstein-Ibañez solutions For colliding plane wave solutions, we are considering space-times with two space-like Killing vectors.
■ VERB
board
▪ Her parents offered no explanation when police boarded their plane at Chicago airport yesterday to arrest them for abandoning their children.
▪ This Monday, a week after the Dow took a dive, Reid boards the plane for Maui.
▪ At the very least you may want to skip that last cigarette before you board the plane.
▪ She did, though, and we boarded the plane together.
▪ Their answers are carefully considered before they are allowed to board their plane.
▪ She was booked on to a flight arriving in London at midday but failed to board the plane.
▪ At 8: 15 p. m., the three boarded a private plane for Palo Alto.
build
▪ I want to build a plane to escape but I can't find the books I need.
▪ The Air Force ultimately decided not to build such a plane.
▪ The Philadelphia consultants said factories that built war planes could just as easily produce toy planes.
buy
▪ In the afternoon he ran through light rain to buy a plane ticket home.
▪ As well as eight 747-400s, the carrier bought 24 planes from Airbus.
▪ All because she didn't have the money to buy a plane ticket or even a bus ticket.
▪ It will buy the planes between next year and 2001.
▪ His fundamental mistake was not only to buy all his planes, but to buy them only on borrowed money.
▪ Other airlines are also out there buying planes.
▪ You can buy a jet plane and lease it to the airlines.
▪ She bought a one-way plane ticket to terra incognita: the United States.
catch
▪ The only chance was to catch the overnight plane.
▪ He caught a plane last night.
▪ Arriving late to find all moving stairways were out of order a panicky half mile sprint was needed to catch our plane.
▪ She caught the first plane back to New York.
▪ When I heard she was with you, I caught the next plane to Nice.
▪ Had they seen Saturday's encounter, the Kiwis might have been tempted to catch a plane home.
▪ I have a guest house where you can stay and I will make sure you catch your planes.
▪ By the time she was discovered, it would be too late for her to catch the plane.
die
▪ Hammarskjold died in a plane crash, and the former diplomat has discovered that the plane was shot at before it crashed.
▪ Most think she crashed somewhere near Howland and died when her plane sank.
▪ The 55-year-old family man who ran a butcher's shop in Bridge Street, died in the Pulsar plane he had built.
▪ Barley died in a plane crash in Orlando last summer.
▪ In what year did he die in a plane crash? 3. 3.
▪ Is, for instance, dying in a plane crash worse than succumbing to cancer?
▪ When he died in the plane crash I cried all day.
down
▪ Underwater wrecks are strewn along the coast and downed planes and tanks emerge from the jungle overgrowth.
▪ Airlines have separate insurance for the passengers and for the downed plane.
▪ S.-fired missile downed the plane.
fly
▪ I have flown my plane with cadged army fuel six hundred miles.
▪ For every 100, 000 hours flown, seven planes were crashing-many because of faulty maintenance.
▪ The wives might not have quite as glamorous a job as their husbands flying the planes.
▪ She does recall her apprehension about flying in a small plane, even with two experienced pilots.
▪ And yet again, Charles insisted on flying on the same plane as his sons William and Harry.
▪ He can fly a plane backwards.
▪ No pilot, no matter how good, can fly the plane without electronic help.
▪ Again he flew the plane with his knees and again he nailed his wolf with one shot.
land
▪ This system could interpret the nerve signals precisely enough to pick up the fine arm movement needed to land a plane safely.
▪ Yet the mob somehow aborts the landing and pulls the plane up sensibly.
▪ The trials also involved asking a pilot to land a damaged plane using the flight simulator.
▪ The pilot was able to land the plane, and no one was hurt.
▪ The anonymous pilot displayed skill and nerve to land the crippled plane at screeching high speed at the city's National Airport.
shoot
▪ That day also, Bert Hall shot down a plane and was wounded.
▪ The accidental shooting down of a plane carrying civilians would be a disaster for Western policy.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
catch a train/plane/bus
▪ I should be able to catch the 12:05 train.
▪ Kevin catches the bus home on Mondays and Wednesdays.
▪ After the debate, they dined on hamburgers and talked sports at a local joint before catching a train back to Washington.
▪ Chris and Patrick had caught a train to London and taken a taxi straight to Richie's flat.
▪ He caught a plane last night.
▪ I could catch a bus back into town.
▪ Maybe she had caught a train to New Rochelle.
▪ Peter arranged a taxi to Victoria for me to catch a train to Gatwick and the last flight to Edinburgh.
▪ The second time I caught a bus to the coast.
▪ They returned to their hotel, packed their bags, and left for Penn Station to catch a train for Washington.
hop a plane/bus/train etc
▪ Elated, Daley and Sis hopped a plane for a vacation in the Florida Keys.
▪ He would just hop trains and stuff.
▪ Receiving assurances that there was no ethnic dimension to the role he had been offered, Hoch hopped a plane headed west.
put sb on a train/plane etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ It's quicker to go by plane.
▪ Let's try to keep the discussion on a friendly plane.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ It has nothing to do with that plane you are still thinking about.
▪ That day also, Bert Hall shot down a plane and was wounded.
▪ Their vast horizontal planes of activity could then provide a substitute horizon.
▪ To simplify the figure, its effect is shown on a projection of the cusp on to a horizontal plane.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
down
▪ The face of the rail has to be planed down until it lines up flush with both front and back legs.
■ NOUN
fighter
▪ All the fighter planes the Pentagon wants to build would cost up to $ 16 billion a year, he says.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Joints have to fit exactly and surfaces are planed to the millimetre or the defects are painfully audible.
▪ Mark then spent a week on the waterfront carefully planing down the telegraph poles to the right shape.
▪ Seagulls swooped and planed overhead laying raucous claim to some scrap of food in the possession of one of them.
III.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
crash
▪ But then the plane crash happened and now I may retire even sooner.
▪ Redding was just 26 when he died in a 1967 plane crash near Madison, Wis.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
plane

aeroplane \aer"*o*plane`\ aeroplane \a"["e]r*o*plane`\, n. [a["e]ro- + plane.] (A["e]ronautics)

  1. A light rigid plane used in a["e]rial navigation to oppose sudden upward or downward movement in the air, as in gliding machines; specif., such a plane slightly inclined and driven forward as a lifting device in some flying machines. Also called airfoil.

  2. hence, a heavier-than-air flying machine using such a device to provide lift. In a modern aeroplane, the airfoils are called the wings, and most of the lift is derived from these surfaces. In contrast to helicopters, the wings are fixed to the passenger compartment (airframe) and do not move relative to the frame; thus such a machine is called a fixed-wing aircraft. These machines are called monoplanes, biplanes, triplanes, or quadruplanes, according to the number of main supporting planes (wings) used in their construction. After 1940 few planes with more than one airfoil were constructed, and these are used by hobbyists or for special purposes. Being heavier than air they depend for their levitation on motion imparted by the thrust from either propellers driven by an engine, or, in a jet plane, by the reaction from a high-velocity stream of gases expelled rearward from a jet engine. They start from the ground by a run on small wheels or runners, and are guided by a steering apparatus consisting of horizontal and vertical movable planes, which usually form part of the wings or tail. There are many varieties of form and construction, which in some cases are known by the names of their inventors. In U.S., an aeroplane is usually called an airplane or plane.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
plane

"flat surface," c.1600, from Latin planum "flat surface, plane, level, plain," noun use of neuter of adjective planus "flat, level, even, plain, clear," from PIE *pla-no- (cognates: Lithuanian plonas "thin;" Celtic *lanon "plain;" perhaps also Greek pelanos "sacrificial cake, a mixture offered to the gods, offering (of meal, honey, and oil) poured or spread"), suffixed form of root *pele- (2) "to spread out; broad, flat" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic polje "flat land, field," Russian polyi "open;" Old English and Old High German feld, Middle Dutch veld "field"). Introduced (perhaps by influence of French plan in this sense) to differentiate the geometrical senses from plain, which in mid-16c. English also meant "geometric plane." Figurative sense is attested from 1850. As an adjective from 1660s.

plane

1908, short for aeroplane (see airplane).

plane

"tool for smoothing surfaces," mid-14c., from Old French plane, earlier plaine (14c.), from Late Latin plana, back-formation from planare "make level," from Latin planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)).

plane

"soar, glide on motionless wings," early 15c., from Old French planer "to hover (as a bird), to lie flat," from plan (n.) "plane," from Latin planum "flat surface" (see plane (n.1)), on notion of bird gliding with flattened wings. Of boats, etc., "to skim over the surface of water," it is first found 1913. Related: Planed; planing.

plane

"tree of the genus Platanus," late 14c., from Old French plane, earlier plasne (14c.), from Latin platanus, from Greek platanos, earlier platanistos "plane tree," a species from Asia Minor, associated with platys "broad" (see plaice (n.)), in reference to its leaves. Applied since 1778 in Scotland and northern England to the sycamore, whose leaves somewhat resemble those of the true plane tree.

plane

"to make smooth," early 14c., "to gloss over, explain away;" mid-14c. as "to make smooth or even," from Old French planer "to smooth, level off; wipe away, erase" (12c.), from Late Latin planare "make level," from Latin planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). In early use in English often plain. Related: Planed; planing.

Wiktionary
plane

Etymology 1

  1. Of a surface: flat or level. n. 1 A level or flat surface. 2 (context geometry English) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane). 3 A level of existence or development. (''eg'', ''astral '''plane''''') 4 A roughly flat, thin, often moveable structure used to create lateral force by the flow of air or water over its surface, found on aircraft, submarines, etc. 5 (context computing Unicode English) Any of a number of designated ranges of sequential code points. 6 (context anatomy English) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions. Etymology 2

    n. (context countable English) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface. v

  2. (context transitive English) To smooth (wood) with a plane. Etymology 3

    n. An airplane; an aeroplane. vb. 1 (context nautical English) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water. 2 To glide or soar. Etymology 4

    n. 1 (senseid en deciduous tree)(context countable English) A deciduous tree of the genus ''Platanus''. 2 (context Northern UK English) A sycamore.

WordNet
plane

adj. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: flat, level]

plane
  1. v. cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood" [syn: shave]

  2. travel on the surface of water [syn: skim]

  3. make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"

plane
  1. n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane" [syn: airplane, aeroplane]

  2. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane" [syn: sheet]

  3. a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane"

  4. a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood [syn: planer, planing machine]

  5. a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work" [syn: carpenter's plane, woodworking plane]

Wikipedia
Plane

Plane or planes may refer to:

Plane (river)

The Plane is a river in Brandenburg, Germany, left tributary of the Havel. Its total length is . The Plane originates in the High Fläming Nature Park, near Rabenstein. It flows north through Planetal and Golzow. The Plane joins the Havel in the Breitlingsee lake west of Brandenburg an der Havel.

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Pláně (Plzeň-North District)

Pláně is a village and municipality ( obec) in Plzeň-North District in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of , and has a population of 259 (as at 3 July 2006).

Pláně lies approximately north of Plzeň and west of Prague.

Plane (geometry)

In mathematics, a plane is a flat, two- dimensional surface that extends infinitely far. A plane is the two-dimensional analogue of a point (zero dimensions), a line (one dimension) and three-dimensional space. Planes can arise as subspaces of some higher-dimensional space, as with a room's walls extended infinitely far, or they may enjoy an independent existence in their own right, as in the setting of Euclidean geometry.

When working exclusively in two-dimensional Euclidean space, the definite article is used, so, the plane refers to the whole space. Many fundamental tasks in mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, graph theory and graphing are performed in a two-dimensional space, or in other words, in the plane.

Plane (tool)

A hand plane is a tool for shaping wood. When powered by electricity, the tool may be called a planer. Planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber. Planing is used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on workpieces usually too large for shaping. Special types of planes are designed to cut joints or decorative mouldings.

Hand planes are generally the combination of a cutting edge, such as a sharpened metal plate, attached to a firm body, that when moved over a wood surface, take up relatively uniform shavings, by nature of the body riding on the 'high spots' in the wood, and also by providing a relatively constant angle to the cutting edge, render the planed surface very smooth. A cutter which extends below the bottom surface, or sole, of the plane slices off shavings of wood. A large, flat sole on a plane guides the cutter to remove only the highest parts of an imperfect surface, until, after several passes, the surface is flat and smooth. When used for flattening, bench planes with longer soles are preferred for boards with longer longitudinal dimensions. A longer sole registers against a greater portion of the board's face or edge surface which leads to a more consistently flat surface or straighter edge. Conversely, using a smaller plane allows for more localized low or high spots to remain.

Though most planes are pushed across a piece of wood, holding it with one or both hands, Japanese planes are pulled toward the body, not pushed away.

Woodworking machinery that perform the same function as hand planes include the jointer and the thickness planer, also called a thicknesser. When rough lumber is reduced to dimensional lumber, a large electric motor or internal combustion engine will drive a thickness planer that removes excess wood to create a uniform, smooth surface on all four sides of the lumber and may also plane the edges.

Plane (Dungeons & Dragons)

The planes of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game constitute the multiverse in which the game takes place.

In the earliest versions of Dungeons & Dragons, the concept of the Inner, Ethereal, Prime Material, Astral, and Outer Planes was introduced; at the time there were only four Inner Planes and no set number of Outer Planes. This later evolved into the Great Wheel cosmology. The fourth edition of the game used a different, very simplified cosmology with just six main planes called the World Axis Cosmology. The fifth edition has brought back a new version of the Great Wheel cosmology.

In addition, some Dungeons & Dragons settings have cosmologies that are very different from the "standard" ones discussed here. For example, the Eberron setting has only seventeen planes in total, most of which are unique to Eberron.

Plane (Han Pijesak)

Plane ( Cyrillic: Плане) is a village in the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 1991 census, the village is located in the municipality of Han Pijesak.

Plane (esotericism)

In esoteric cosmology, a plane other than the physical plane is conceived as a subtle state of consciousness that transcends the known physical universe.

The concept may be found in religious and esoteric teachings—e.g. Vedanta ( Advaita Vedanta), Ayyavazhi, shamanism, Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, Kashmir Shaivism, Sant Mat/ Surat Shabd Yoga, Sufism, Druze, Kabbalah, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Rosicrucianism ( Esoteric Christian), Eckankar, Ascended Master Teachings, etc.—which propound the idea of a whole series of subtle planes or worlds or dimensions which, from a center, interpenetrate themselves and the physical planet in which we live, the solar systems, and all the physical structures of the universe. This interpenetration of planes culminates in the universe itself as a physical structured, dynamic and evolutive expression emanated through a series of steadily denser stages, becoming progressively more material and embodied.

The emanation is conceived, according to esoteric teachings, to have originated, at the dawn of the universe's manifestation, in The Supreme Being Who sent out—from the unmanifested Absolute beyond comprehension—the dynamic force of creative energy, as sound-vibration ("the Word"), into the abyss of space. Alternatively, it states that this dynamic force is being sent forth, through the ages, framing all things that constitute and inhabit the universe.

Plane (Unicode)

In the Unicode standard, a plane is a continuous group of 65,536 (= 2) code points. There are 17 planes, identified by the numbers 0 to 16, which corresponds with the possible values 00–10 of the first two positions in six position format (hhhhhh). The planes above plane 0 (the Basic Multilingual Plane), that is, planes 1–16, are called “supplementary planes”, or humorously known as “ astral planes”. As of Unicode version 9.0, six of the planes have assigned code points (characters), and four are named.

The limit of 17 (which is not a power of 2) is due to the design of UTF-16, and is the maximum value that can be encoded by it. UTF-8 was designed with a much larger limit of 2 code points (32,768 planes), and can encode 2 code points (32 planes) even if limited to 4 bytes.

The 17 planes can accommodate 1,114,112 code points, of which 2,048 are surrogates, 66 are non-characters, and 137,468 are reserved for private use, leaving 974,530 for public assignment.

Planes are further subdivided into Unicode blocks, which unlike planes, do not have a fixed size. The 273 blocks defined in Unicode 9.0 cover 24 percent of the possible code point space, and range in size from a minimum of 16 code points (twelve blocks) to a maximum of 65,536 code points (Supplementary Private Use Area-A and -B, which constitute the entirety of planes 15 and 16). For future usage, ranges of characters have been tentatively mapped out for most known current and ancient writing systems.

Planē (mythology)

Planē or Plane (, pronounced "pla-neh"), in ancient Greek religion, was an abstract goddess, the personification of the concept of error (her name deriving from the Greek term for 'wandering' [see planet ] ). Though her mythology is obscure, it is known that she was present at the musical competition between the god Apollo and the satyr Marsyas. She is depicted in that scene, looking on in horror at the sight of Marsyas about to be flayed for losing, in a few 4th century mosaics in the House of Aion in Nea Paphos.

Planē (or Plane) is also referred to, as an abstract concept, in Christian and Gnostic philosophy.

Usage examples of "plane".

It also prefers the savor of those who have allowed their receptor planes to tarnish with succulent trace elements, spewed up by the hot accretion disk below.

A, the U, the M, and the Silence -- are interpreted allegorically as referring to four planes, degrees, or modes of consciousness.

And as the amphtracs began crawling over the barrier reef, 72 planes from escort carriers, including 12 Avengers armed with rockets, came down in vicious, hawklike swoops to strafe the beaches and the area just behind, the rockets making a sound like the crack of a gigantic whiplash.

According to the Japanese announcer, nine of the attacking planes were shot down and the rest repulsed by heavy antiaircraft fire.

The architectonic purity of her world was constantly threatened by such hints of anarchy: gaps and excrescences and skew lines, and a shifting or tilting of planes to which she had continually to readjust lest the whole structure shiver into a disarray of discrete and meaningless signals.

Makin, a single major-caliber antiaircraft gun at the foot of one of the piers on the lagoon opened up long enough to be located and have five planes of the second strike assigned specifically to its extinction.

Pacino pushed the yoke further down as the ship approached the depth of 150 feet, the angle coming off the ship, while he pushed down on the pedals, the bow planes angling downward to help him level off.

The antinomies are resolved genetically, whilst in the plane of language they remain irreducible.

Her window overlooked a broad lawn, edged by a stone balustrade on which roses and wisteria twined, shaded by a vast plane tree.

We reached Fort Bannerman on the 25th, and were able, by radio, to engage a plane from Edmonton, Mr.

By the time Yama had waded to shore, the coracle was already far off, a black speck on the shining plane of the river, making a long, curved path toward a raft of banyan islands far from shore.

They had come to the Material Plane together, two barghest whelps, to eat and grow.

The walls were of barkless log, milled flat on the inside, and the ceiling joists were squared-off and planed.

Groves of lemon, groves of citron, Tall high-foliaged plane and palm, Bloomy myrtle, light-blue olive, Wave her back with gusts of balm.

On the plane to Dublin I sit next to an old woman wearing a blue bouse and a black velvet skirt.