Plan"i*sphere (?), n. [Plani- + sphere: cf. F. planisphere. See Plain, and Sphere.]

The representation of the circles of the sphere upon a plane; especially, a representation of the celestial sphere upon a plane with adjustable circles, or other appendages, for showing the position of the heavens, the time of rising and setting of stars, etc., for any given date or hour.


© Webster 1913.

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