standard position

noun

: the position of an angle with its vertex at the origin of a rectangular-coordinate system and its initial side coinciding with the positive x-axis

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of standard position was in 1950

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“Standard position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standard%20position. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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