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 for Objective plane
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Objective \Ob*jec"tive\ ([o^]b*j[e^]k"t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
     1. Of or pertaining to an object.
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     2. (Metaph.) Of or pertaining to an object; contained in, or
        having the nature or position of, an object; outward;
        external; extrinsic; -- an epithet applied to whatever is
        exterior to the mind, or which is simply an object of
        thought or feeling, as opposed to being related to
        thoughts of feelings, and opposed to subjective.
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              In the Middle Ages, subject meant substance, and has
              this sense in Descartes and Spinoza: sometimes,
              also, in Reid. Subjective is used by William of
              Occam to denote that which exists independent of
              mind; objective, what is formed by the mind. This
              shows what is meant by realitas objectiva in
              Descartes. Kant and Fichte have inverted the
              meanings. Subject, with them, is the mind which
              knows; object, that which is known; subjective, the
              varying conditions of the knowing mind; objective,
              that which is in the constant nature of the thing
              known.                                --Trendelenburg.
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              Objective has come to mean that which has
              independent existence or authority, apart from our
              experience or thought. Thus, moral law is said to
              have objective authority, that is, authority
              belonging to itself, and not drawn from anything in
              our nature.                           --Calderwood
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     3. Hence: Unbiased; unprejudiced; fair; uninfluenced by
        personal feelings or personal interests; considering only
        the facts of a situation unrelated to the observer; -- of
        judgments, opinions, evaluations, conclusions, reasoning
              Objective means that which belongs to, or proceeds
              from, the object known, and not from the subject
              knowing, and thus denotes what is real, in
              opposition to that which is ideal -- what exists in
              nature, in contrast to what exists merely in the
              thought of the individual.            --Sir. W.
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     4. (Gram.) Pertaining to, or designating, the case which
        follows a transitive verb or a preposition, being that
        case in which the direct object of the verb is placed. See
        Accusative, n.
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     Note: The objective case is frequently used without a
           governing word, esp. in designations of time or space,
           where a preposition, as at, in, on, etc., may be
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                 My troublous dream [on] this night doth make me
                 sad.                               --Shak.
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                 To write of victories [in or for] next year.
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     Objective line (Perspective), a line drawn on the
        geometrical plane which is represented or sought to be
     Objective plane (Perspective), any plane in the horizontal
        plane that is represented.
     Objective point, the point or result to which the
        operations of an army are directed. By extension, the
        point or purpose to which anything, as a journey or an
        argument, is directed.
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     Syn: Objective, Subjective.
     Usage: Objective is applied to things exterior to the mind,
            and objects of its attention; subjective, to the
            operations of the mind itself. Hence, an objective
            motive is some outward thing awakening desire; a
            subjective motive is some internal feeling or
            propensity. Objective views are those governed by
            outward things; subjective views are produced or
            modified by internal feeling. Sir Walter Scott's
            poetry is chiefly objective; that of Wordsworth is
            eminently subjective.
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                  In the philosophy of mind, subjective denotes
                  what is to be referred to the thinking subject,
                  the ego; objective what belongs to the object of
                  thought, the non-ego.             --Sir. W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plane \Plane\, n. [F. plane, L. plana. See Plane, v. & a.]
     1. (Geom.) A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two
        points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies
        wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which
        by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without
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     2. (Astron.) An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with,
        or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle,
        or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of
        the ecliptic, or of the equator.
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     3. (Mech.) A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface,
        used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.
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     4. (Joinery) A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of
        wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a
        smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side
        or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge
        of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward,
        with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as,
        the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane,
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     Objective plane (Surv.), the horizontal plane upon which
        the object which is to be delineated, or whose place is to
        be determined, is supposed to stand.
     Perspective plane. See Perspective.
     Plane at infinity (Geom.), a plane in which points
        infinitely distant are conceived as situated.
     Plane iron, the cutting chisel of a joiner's plane.
     Plane of polarization. (Opt.) See Polarization.
     Plane of projection.
        (a) The plane on which the projection is made,
            corresponding to the perspective plane in perspective;
            -- called also principal plane.
        (b) (Descriptive Geom.) One of the planes to which points
            are referred for the purpose of determining their
            relative position in space.
     Plane of refraction or Plane of reflection (Opt.), the
        plane in which lie both the incident ray and the refracted
        or reflected ray.
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