z-coordinate

noun

z-co·​or·​di·​nate
ˌzē-kō-ˈȯrd-nət;
-ˈȯr-də-nət How to pronounce z-coordinate (audio)
-də-ˌnāt;
 Canadian, British, and Australian  ˌzed-
: a coordinate whose value is determined by measuring parallel to a z-axis

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of z-coordinate was circa 1956

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“Z-coordinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/z-coordinate. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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