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analytic geometry
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noun
1.
a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates.
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Also called
coordinate geometry
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Origin of
analytic geometry
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1820-1830
First recorded in
1820-30
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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analytic geometry
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analytic geometry
(ān'ə-lĭt'ĭk)
The use of algebra to solve problems in geometry, whereby geometric figures are represented by algebraic equations and plotted using coordinates.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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