coordinate system

noun Mathematics.

a system of coordinates that uses numbers to represent a point, line, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. coordinal,
  2. coordinate,
  3. coordinate bond,
  4. coordinate clause,
  5. coordinate geometry,
  6. coordinated universal time,
  7. coordinates,
  8. coordinating conjunction,
  9. coordination,
  10. coordination compound Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for coordinate system

coordinate system

A system of representing points in a space of given dimensions by coordinates, such as the Cartesian coordinate system or the system of celestial longitude and latitude.
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