# Mediolateral vs. Plane: What's the Difference?

## Mediolateral and Plane Definitions

#### Mediolateral

Of or pertaining to both the medial plane and the side.

#### Plane

(Mathematics) A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.

#### Plane

A flat or level surface.

#### Plane

A level of development, existence, or achievement
Scholarship on a high plane.

#### Plane

An airplane or hydroplane.

#### Plane

A supporting surface of an airplane; an airfoil or wing.

#### Plane

A carpenter's tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing and leveling wood.

#### Plane

A trowel-shaped tool for smoothing the surface of clay, sand, or plaster in a mold.

The plane tree.

#### Plane

(Mathematics) Of or being a figure lying in a plane
A plane curve.

Flat; level.

#### Plane

To smooth or finish with a plane
Planed the door.

#### Plane

To remove with a plane
Plane off the rough edges on a board.

#### Plane

To work with a plane.

#### Plane

To rise partly out of the water, as a hydroplane does at high speeds.

#### Plane

To soar or glide.

#### Plane

To travel by airplane.

#### Plane

Of a surface: flat or level.

#### Plane

A level or flat surface.

#### Plane

(geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane). Category:en:Surfaces

#### Plane

(anatomy) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions.

#### Plane

A level of existence or development.
Astral plane

#### Plane

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. (Compare airfoil, hydrofoil.)}}

#### Plane

Any of 17 designated ranges of 216 (65,536) sequential code points each.

#### Plane

A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.

#### Plane

An airplane; an aeroplane.

#### Plane

(entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies, of various genera, having a slow gliding flight.

#### Plane

(entomology) The butterfly Bindahara phocides, family Lycaenidae, of Asia and Australasia.

#### Plane

(countable) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.

#### Plane

(Northern UK) A sycamore.

#### Plane

To smooth (wood) with a plane.

#### Plane

To move in a way that lifts the bow out of the water.

#### Plane

To glide or soar.

#### Plane

Any tree of the genus Platanus.

#### Plane

A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature.

#### Plane

An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator.

#### Plane

A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.

#### Plane

A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc.

#### Plane

Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.

#### Plane

To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.

#### Plane

To efface or remove.
He planed away the names . . . written on his tables.

#### Plane

Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.
What student came but that you planed her path.

#### Plane

Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.

#### Plane

An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;
The flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

#### Plane

(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

#### Plane

A level of existence or development;
He lived on a worldly plane

#### Plane

A power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

#### Plane

A carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;
The cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work

#### Plane

Cut or remove with or as if with a plane;
The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood

#### Plane

Travel on the surface of water

#### Plane

Make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;
Plane the top of the door

#### Plane

Having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another;
A flat desk
Acres of level farmland
A plane surface