I'm currently writing a text in which I have some object called a
graph, which has the attribute of being
planar in a special way, namely in the
multi-level way. I'm pretty certain that I should call this a
multi-level-planar graph. Calling it a
multi-level planar graph would introduce the ambiguity whether the graph is
planar, or whether it is, well,
Now the confusion starts. What if I want to write
The graph is multi-level-planar.
Is the last hyphen correct here? Saying
the graph is multi-level planar would not open up any ambiguity (that I could see). However, it feels like this is inconsistent.
The second confusion is this: I have some techique that tests a
graph for whether it is
multi-level-planar. Do I call this
multi-level planarity testing
In the first case I now suddenly have a hyphen between a (compound) adjective and a noun - is that allowed? The second case again is ambiguous: Is the testing or the planarity
Thanks for any help!