# polar angle

### noun Mathematics.

See under polar coordinates.

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- polanski,
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- polar axis,
- polar bear,
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- polar bond,
- 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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