analytic geometry


Definition of analytic geometry

: the study of geometric properties by means of algebraic operations upon symbols defined in terms of a coordinate system

called also coordinate geometry

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Recent Examples on the Web High school mathematics adds up Once Johnson completed the standard mathematics curriculum at West Virginia State College, Claytor created advanced classes just for her, including a course on analytic geometry. Della Dumbaugh, The Conversation, "7 lessons from ‘Hidden Figures’ NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson’s life and career," 26 Feb. 2020 Several disciplines comprised the 18 new courses with the biggest subject being mathematics, as six classes were added, including honors calculus, analytic geometry and honors statistics. Andrew J. Campa,, "New language courses to debut this fall at Glendale Community College," 21 Mar. 2018

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Analytic geometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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