Share this entry

Share this page

plane table

Line breaks: plane table

Definition of plane table in English:

noun

A surveying instrument used for direct plotting in the field, with a circular drawing board and pivoted alidade.
Example sentences
  • Using a plane table and alidade to ensure a horizontal surface, they established nine stations, each 3.56 m apart, in a 3 × 3 grid.
  • Photographs of two inscriptions on the plane table, the inscription on the stone seat and the working party on the site on 7 October 2002 are in the photo supplement and can all be enlarged for easy reading.
  • They used the instruments of the surveyor that have been used for centuries, including a handsome plane table Bill had made himself.

Definition of plane table in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…