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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Compare rectangular coordinate.
Origin of Cartesian coordinate
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby Cartesian coordinate
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