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Definition: Plane chart
, a. [L. planus: cf. F. plan. See Plan
Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying
in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.
Note: In science, this word (instead of plain) is almost
exclusively used to designate a flat or level surface.
, the angle included between two straight lines
in a plane.
, Plane curve
. See under Chart
, a figure all points of which lie in the same
plane. If bounded by straight lines it is a rectilinear
plane figure, if by curved lines it is a curvilinear plane
, that part of geometry which treats of the
relations and properties of plane figures.
, a problem which can be solved geometrically
by the aid of the right line and circle only.
(Naut.), the method of computing a ship's
place and course on the supposition that the earth's
surface is a plane.
(Naut.), a scale for the use of navigators, on
which are graduated chords, sines, tangents, secants,
rhumbs, geographical miles, etc.
, surveying in which the curvature of the
earth is disregarded; ordinary field and topographical
surveying of tracts of moderate extent.
, an instrument used for plotting the lines of a
survey on paper in the field.
, the branch of trigonometry in which its
principles are applied to plane triangles.
(ch[aum]rt; k[aum]rt Obs.), n. [A doublet of card:
cf. F. charte charter, carte card. See Card
, and cf.
1. A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which
information is exhibited, esp. when the information is
arranged in tabular form; as, an historical chart.
2. A map; esp., a hydrographic or marine map; a map on which
is projected a portion of water and the land which it
surrounds, or by which it is surrounded, intended
especially for the use of seamen; as, the United States
Coast Survey charts; the English Admiralty charts.
3. A written deed; a charter.
, a chart constructed on a globular
projection. See under Globular
, a map of the sun with its spots.
, a chart constructed on the principle of
Mercator's projection. See Projection
, a representation of some part of the
superficies of the globe, in which its spherical form is
disregarded, the meridians being drawn parallel to each
other, and the parallels of latitude at equal distances.
, a map representing the surface of the
, a minute delineation of a limited place