Cartesian plane

noun

Definition of Cartesian plane

: a plane whose points are labeled with Cartesian coordinates

First Known Use of Cartesian plane

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Cartesian plane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cartesian%20plane. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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