Plane vs Alane - What's the difference?

plane | alane |


As nouns the difference between plane and alane

is that plane is (label) the thing, the point, the interesting thing, the main interest in something, unusualness, speciality while alane is .

As an adverb plane

is (label) particularly, especially, certainly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

plane

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . The word was introduced in the seventeenth century to distinguish the geometrical senses from the other senses of plain.

Adjective

(er)
  • Of a surface: flat or level.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A level or flat surface.
  • (geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane).
  • A level of existence or development. (eg'', ''astral 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.
  • (computing, Unicode) Any of a number of designated ranges of sequential code points.
  • (anatomy) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions.
  • Hyponyms
    * (mathematics) real plane, complex plane * (anatomy) coronal plane, frontal plane, sagittal plane, transverse plane
    Derived terms
    *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl), from (etyl), from

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.
  • See also
    * rhykenologist

    Verb

    (plan)
  • To smooth (wood) with a plane.
  • Etymology 3

    Abbreviated from aeroplane .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An airplane; an aeroplane.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-09-06, author=Tom Cheshire
  • , volume=189, issue=13, page=34, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Solar-powered travel , passage=The plane is travelling impossibly slowly – 30km an hour – when it gently noses up and leaves the ground. With air beneath them, the rangy wings seem to gain strength; the fuselage that on the ground seemed flimsy becomes elegant, like a crane vaunting in flight. It seems not to fly, though, so much as float.}}
    Derived terms
    * floatplane * planeside * planespotter/plane spotter/plane-spotter * plane spotting * seaplane

    Verb

    (plan)
  • (nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
  • To glide or soar.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) plane, from (etyl) platanus, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid)(countable) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus .
  • (Northern UK) A sycamore.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Anagrams

    *

    alane

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (inorganic compound) aluminium hydride, AlH3
  • (organic chemistry) Any organic derivative of this compound
  • Usage notes

    This is the current IUPAC name, but is to be replaced by alumane because the systematically derived name of the -AlH2 group would be alanyl which is already used as a derivative of alanine.