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noun [countable] plane pronunciation in American English /pleɪn/
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  1. 1
    an aircraft with wings and at least one engine
    Her father was killed in a plane crash.
    by plane: We traveled by plane from Mexico City.
    on/onto/off a plane: After passengers got off the plane in Dublin, it continued on its way to London.
    catch a plane: We drove to the airport and caught the next plane to Nice.
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  2. 2
    a level of thought, development, or existence
    It was at United that Goram would reach a higher plane of achievement.
  3. 4
    a flat surface
    The paintings consist of a series of flat planes.
  4. 5
    a plane tree
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