complex plane


Definition of complex plane

: a plane whose points are identified by means of complex numbers especially : argand diagram

Examples of complex plane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two dynamical systems generated points on the same actual space, the complex plane. Quanta Magazine, 22 Feb. 2021 The same process works in the complex plane for multiplication by a positive number: 3 times 2 + 2i = 6 + 6i. Quanta Magazine, 14 Feb. 2019 The midpoint of two points on the complex plane is simply their mean. Quanta Magazine, 22 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of complex plane

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Complex plane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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