curvilinear coordinates

plural noun

Definition of curvilinear coordinates

: a system of geometrical coordinates in which if only one of the coordinates is allowed to vary the locus may be a plane or twisted curve

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“Curvilinear coordinates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curvilinear%20coordinates. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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