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Cartesian coordinate
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
Usually,
Cartesian coordinates
. a member of a system of
coordinates
for locating a point on a plane
(Cartesian plane)
by its distance from each of two intersecting lines, or in space by its distance from each of three planes intersecting at a point.
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rectangular coordinate
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Origin of
Cartesian coordinate
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1885-1890
1885-90
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Contemporary definitions for
cartesian plane
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noun
See
coordinate plane
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