Planar vs Shaper - What's the difference?

planar | shaper |

As an adjective planar

is of or pertaining to a plane.

As a noun shaper is

one who shapes.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a plane.
  • A planar projection of a three-dimensional object is its projection onto a plane.
  • Flat, two-dimensional.
  • (graph theory, of a graph) Able to be embedded in the plane with no edges intersecting.
  • A complete graph with more than four nodes is never planar .
  • (transistor chip, semiconductor devices) Having a flat profile, not etched into a mesa.
  • Derived terms

    * antiplanar * nonplanar * synplanar




    (en noun) (wikipedia shaper)
  • One who shapes.
  • the shaper of one's fortunes
    The secret of those old shapers died with them. — Lowell.
  • A machine tool in which a single-point cutting tool mounted on a reciprocating ram is traversed across the workpiece linearly. Shapers can generate various shapes, but were most especially employed in generating flat surfaces and keyways. The shaper is nowadays obsolescent, most of its applications being served by milling machines.
  • (surfing) A person who designs and builds surfboards.
  • He apprenticed with several notable Southern California shapers before packing his bags for Hawaii — Tom Linker []