rectangular coordinate


: a Cartesian coordinate of a Cartesian coordinate system whose straight-line axes or coordinate planes are perpendicular

Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rectangular coordinate was in 1805

Dictionary Entries Near rectangular coordinate

Cite this Entry

“Rectangular coordinate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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