Definition: A graph that can be drawn in the plane with no crossing edges.
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dual, planar straight-line graph.
Note: Equivalently, a graph that does not contain any subgraph homeomorphic to the complete graph on 5 vertices or the complete bipartite graph with 3 vertices in each partition.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Joseph L. Ganley, "planar graph", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/planargraph.html