polar angle

noun Mathematics.

Nearby words

  1. poland,
  2. poland china,
  3. poland, invasion of,
  4. polanski,
  5. polar,
  6. polar axis,
  7. polar bear,
  8. polar body,
  9. polar bond,
  10. polar cap

polar coordinate

noun Mathematics.

Usually polar coordinates. one of two coordinates used to locate a point in a plane by the length of its radius vector and the angle this vector makes with the polar axis (polar angle).

Origin of polar coordinate

First recorded in 1810–20

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