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.
Origin of analytic geometry
First recorded in 1820–30
Words nearby analytic geometry
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Scientific definitions for analytic geometry
[ ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭk ]
The use of algebra to solve problems in geometry, whereby geometric figures are represented by algebraic equations and plotted using coordinates.
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