coordinate geometry


Examples of coordinate geometry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That humble equation describing a right triangle led to the invention of coordinate geometry, an essential tool for mapping and measuring the planet. Valerie Ross, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2012 No fair using coordinate geometry — every point must be delineated by one single arithmetically manipulable number only. Quanta Magazine, 14 Feb. 2019 The first of these problems can be solved by classical or coordinate geometry, but the complex number solution is simpler (go figure!). Quanta Magazine, 14 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coordinate geometry was circa 1844

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“Coordinate geometry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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