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 History of this Word

"plano" is from "planus" (flat) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
planography
planoconcave
planisphere
planary

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grammar is modifier

"plano-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "flat" or "level" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

plano- illustration Green leaf area was measured using a planometer
plano- illustration In times of flood, the rush of water in the high regions tears off and carries down a greater quantity of sediment resulting in planation.