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noun [countable]     plane pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    Sound effect an aircraft with wings and at least one engine

    Her father was killed in a plane crash.

    by plane:

    We travelled 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. 3
    a flat surface
    1. a.
      maths a flat surface in which a straight line between any two points will lie completely on that surface
  3. 4
    a tool used for making wooden surfaces smooth, that has a flat bottom with a sharp blade in it
  4. 5
    a plane tree
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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