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plane table

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plane tablenoun

    surveying instrument consisting of a drawing board and a ruler that are mounted on a tripod; used to sight and map topographical details


  1. plane tablenoun

    A particular kind of instrument used by surveyors in mapmaking.


  1. Plane Table

    Plane Table (77°36′S 161°27′E) is a distinctive ice free mesa in the north part of the Asgard Range, Victoria Land. This flattish feature surmounts the area between Nibelungen Valley and the Sykes Glacier and commands an extensive view of Wright Valley. Its name was given by the New Zealand Antarctic Place-Names Committee. Plane Table Glacier (77°34′S 161°29′E) is a short, tapering glacier on the north side of Plane Table that extends part way down the south wall of Wright Valley, Victoria Land. It was named in 1997 by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in association with Plane Table. This article incorporates public domain material from "Plane Table". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.


  1. plane table

    A plane table is a simple form of surveying instrument, consisting of a drawing board mounted on a tripod or stand and a sighting device, used for creating or updating maps and charts in the field by means of recording measurements and sketching prominent features.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plane table

    see under Plane, a


  1. 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. The early use of the name plain table reflected its simplicity and plainness rather than its flatness.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. plane table

    A surveying instrument, consisting of a table or board and arrangements for leveling and traversing it. It is much used in military surveys and in gunnery in getting the ranges of projectiles by the method of intersections.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plane table in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plane table in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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