Cartesian coordinate


Cartesian coordinate

noun

Definition of CARTESIAN COORDINATE

1
:  either of two coordinates that locate a point on a plane and measure its distance from either of two intersecting straight-line axes along a line parallel to the other axis
2
:  any of three coordinates that locate a point in space and measure its distance from any of three intersecting coordinate planes measured parallel to that one of three straight-line axes that is the intersection of the other two planes

First Known Use of CARTESIAN COORDINATE

1887

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