# analytic geometry

- a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates.

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## Origin of analytic geometry

First recorded in 1820–30

Also called coordinate geometry.

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## 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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