• WordNet 3.6
    • v plat make a plat of "Plat the town"
    • n plat a map showing planned or actual features of an area (streets and building lots etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plat A plot; a plan; a design; a diagram; a map; a chart. "To note all the islands, and to set them down in plat ."
    • n Plat A small piece or plot of ground laid out with some design, or for a special use; usually, a portion of flat, even ground. "This flowery plat , the sweet recess of Eve.""I keep smooth plat of fruitful ground."
    • Plat Flatly; smoothly; evenly.
    • a Plat Plain; flat; level.
    • Plat Plainly; flatly; downright. "But, sir, ye lie, I tell you plat ."
    • Plat The flat or broad side of a sword.
    • v. t Plat To form by interlaying interweaving; to braid; to plait. "They had platted a crown of thorns."
    • v. t Plat To lay out in plats or plots, as ground.
    • n Plat Work done by platting or braiding; a plait. "Her hair, nor loose, nor tied in formal plat ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plat To strike with the hand; strike.
    • n plat A plot or patch of land laid off for or devoted to some particular purpose: as, a garden-ptat; a plat of ground.
    • n plat A flat representation of such plots or patches; a map or plan.
    • n plat A plan or design; scheme; plot.
    • plat To make a ground-plan of; map or plot; lay down on paper: as, to plat a tract of land; to plat a town.
    • plat Flat; level; plain.
    • plat Specifically, in lace-making, flat and of uniform texture: said of the sprigs or flowers; hence, in general, noting the sprigs of bobbinlace, which are flat, as compared with those of needle-point lace, which may have relief.
    • n plat A beam or plank laid horizontally; a horizontal timber.
    • n plat A large flat stone used as the landing-place of a stair.
    • n plat The flat side of a sword.
    • n plat The sole of the foot. Compare plant.
    • n plat In mining, an enlargement of a level where it connects with a shaft used for raising ore, its object being to facilitate that operation, especially in mines where the ore is raised in kibbles.
    • plat Flatly; plainly; bluntly.
    • plat Smoothly; evenly.
    • plat To lay down flat or evenly; spread.
    • plat To iuterweave; make or shape by interweaving; wattle; plait. See plait.
    • plat To embrace.
    • n plat A plaited or braided thing; something produced by plaiting or interweaving: as, straw plat for hats; a plat of hair.
    • n plat Nautical, a braid of foxes. See fox, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Plat plat Same as Plait.
    • n Plat plat a piece of ground: a piece of ground ornamentally laid out:
    • v.t Plat to make a map or plan of
    • n Plat plat (obs.) a plan, scheme
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Plat flat, which perh. caused this spelling, and Plot a piece of ground
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

We can plat it, and within ten days we may have ouah money back.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
Detta beror hufvudsakligast pa foerslappning af de band som uppbara detta organ eller halla det pa sin plats.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
A grass plat and borders fronted the cottage.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Dig a trench on one edge of the plat designed for the bed, and the length of it, eighteen inches wide and two feet deep.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Repubs., 778; tries to have it in plat., 779.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The furrows stopped here and some plats of garden ground lay along by the road.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
The walls of the ancient "ecclesiastical city" enclose a plat nearly triangular in form.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
It was to run through the Town of Fairfax as shown by the plat below.
"A History of the Town of Fairfax" by Jeanne Johnson Rust
At the point the road abruptly ends, and there is a plat of hard ground.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
He parked the copter on the garage-plat, pressed the button, and watched it sink slowly out of sight to its concealed hangar.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
When I had obtained the straw, I got some of it made into plat.
"Cottage Economy" by William Cobbett
They passed over a plat where men were weeding and putting the ground in order.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Drilled Battery two hours in the afternoon on grass plat near depot, pleasant if it was not so warm.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Substituting for it the Plat of TP.
"Bransford of Rainbow Range" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Set ten different kinds of plants together in a small plat of ground.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
I provide also a small plat of wheat or rye for winter pasture.
"Fur Farming" by A. R. Harding
The grounds of San Antonio, like all garden plats in Malta, are protected by high stone walls.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
His name was, as I remember, Andrew Plat, but of where he dwelt I am ignorant.
"Idonia: A Romance of Old London" by Arthur F. Wallis
I there saw girls platting the straw.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Molly turned it aside into a little grass plat.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White

In poetry:

Peter the Repeater,
Platted round a platter
Slips of slivered paper,
Basting them with batter.
"Cats Cradle Song," by James Clerk Maxwell
And they twa met, and they twa plat,
And fain they wad be near;
And a' the warld might ken right weel,
They were twa lovers dear.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
M was a mischievous Marten,
Who went to the Free Kindergarten;
When they asked him to plat
A gay-colored mat,
He tackled the job like a Spartan.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Up with the day, the sun thou welcom'st then,
Sport'st in the gilt plats of his beams,
And all these merry days mak'st merry men,
Thyself, and melancholy streams.
"The Grasshopper" by Richard Lovelace
They platted next a new invented crown
Of thorns, and o'er his temples press'd it down,
Until the blood well'd from each spouting wound,
And streaming down his cheeks, inrich'd the ground.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Then Pilate, the Roman Governor, took Jesus and scourged Him,
And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and thought it no sin
To put it on His head, while meekly Jesus stands;
They put on Him a purple robe, and smote Him with their hands.
"The Crucifixion of Christ" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

FBC final plat approved Heather Mays.
Farragut Municipal Planning Commission unanimously approved the final plat for First Baptist Concord and the relocated Belleaire Drive.
NEW YORK–The Conran Shop has named Emmanuel Plat president of The Conran Shop New York.
Having been at The Conran Shop since 1992, Plat has served as vice president of the New York store since 2004.
Meeker County approves Union Grove plat .
The plat , at the center of a zoning dispute last fall, had previously been approved by the Meeker County Planning Commission on Thursday, Jan 13.
The third plat added four new lots - a total of 1.7 acres - to the city.
Pre- platted land is the gift that keeps on giving, so to speak, as much of Lee County is still trying to find a solution to growing communities that are not only residential but also viable centers for commercial activity.
Following the closed session by Boonville City Council meeting on Monday, the council decided to reconsider the re- platting .
I'll take my dessert to go, s'il vous plaît.
1 Heirs to the crooning style of the Ink Spots and the Mills Brothers, the Plat.
All that part of Terning Trail, according to the recorded plat thereof, Wright County, Minnesota.
It's a hidden alley, obscured by the march of time and relegated only to old plats and history books.
Alex Any chance Carlisle is going to let Roddy plat at the 2 and stop the experiment at the 1.
Consideration of a final subdivision plat for property located on Rutherford Lane (Reed Division).

In science:

Darcy, Solving tangle equations using four-plats, to appear in J.
From tangle fractions to DNA
One says that a system of ob jects and morphisms has some property local ly if this property holds after some extension of scalars (here the word “locally” refers to the topology fppf — fidelement plat de presentation finie).
Tensor categories (after P. Deligne)
Given a braid with an even number of strands, another natural way to create a link is called the plat closure.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
The plat closure can be viewed as the trace closure of a braid on 2n strands together with 2n additional straight strands.
Quantum algorithms for algebraic problems
In other words, ` Ui → U is “fid`element plat de pr´esentation finie”. ´Etale topology.
Algebraic stacks
The plan of the proofs is the one introduced by Piergallini in and : Given L1 and L2 , two colored link representations of the same 3 –manifold M , first isotope the links so that they are in plat form.
On 4-fold covering moves
Each plat gives a Heegaard splitting of M whose gluing homeomorphism is determined by lifting the braid (viewed as a homeomorphism of the disk). A ma jor part of our investigation therefore is to determine when two braids lift to the same gluing homeomorphism.
On 4-fold covering moves
Each bi-tircolored link has a normalized diagram that is a plat diagram whose top and bottom are colored by the standard 4 -fold covering.
On 4-fold covering moves
To be more precise, gives an efficient quantum algorithm to approximate the Jones polynomial of a certain closure (called the plat closure) of an nstrands braid with m crossings, evaluated at a primitive root of unity exp(2πi/k).
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
Using these ideas, Kuperberg proved that the multiplicative approximations of the Jones polynomial of a plat closure of a braid, evaluated at the kth root of unity, for constant k = 5 and k ≥ 7, are #P-hard.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
Such an operation is called a closure, and here we focus on one particular closure: the plat closure.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
The plat closure of a braid b ∈ Bn is denoted by bpl .
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
It turns out that there is a very strong connection between the path-model representation of a braid and the Jones polynomial of its plat closure.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
The Jones Polynomial of the plat closure of every b ∈ Bn can be given by a “sandwich” product of the operator ρ(b) with a special vector |αi ∈ Hn,k .
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial
Let b ∈ Bn be a braid with m = poly(n) crossings, and bpl its plat closure.
The BQP-hardness of approximating the Jones Polynomial