cylindrical coordinate

noun

Definition of cylindrical coordinate

: any of the coordinates in space obtained by constructing in a plane a polar coordinate system and on a line perpendicular to the plane a linear coordinate system

First Known Use of cylindrical coordinate

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Cylindrical coordinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cylindrical%20coordinate. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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