Definition of multiplane in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌltɪpleɪn/


  • 1 historical Of a kite: having more than one flat surface (rare). Of an aircraft or its design: having two or more wings placed one above another.

    See the historical note s.v. "monoplane".

  • 2Cinema
    Designating or relating to a technique in which several images in distinct planes or layers are used to give an enhanced impression of perspective, used especially for animated films.

  • 3Generally. Involving or occupying several distinct planes, layers, or levels (not necessarily horizontal).


  • An aircraft having two or more sets of wings placed one above another (as in a biplane or triplane).


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. From multi- + plane.