Plane (geometry)

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Twa intersectin planes in three-dimensional space

In mathematics, a plane is a flat, twa-dimensional surface. A plane is the twa dimensional analogue o a pynt (zero-dimensions), a line (ane-dimension) an a solid (three-dimensions). Planes can arise as subspaces o some heicher dimensional space, as wi the walls o a room, or they mey enjoy an independent existence in thair ain richt, as in the settin o Euclidean geometry.

When wirkin exclusively in twa-dimensional Euclidean space, the definite airticle is uised, so, the plane refers tae the whole space. Mony fundamental tasks in mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, graph theory an graphin are performed in a twa-dimensional space, or in ither wirds, in the plane.