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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cylindrical coordinate was circa 1934

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“Cylindrical coordinate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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