polar axis


noun Mathematics.

the fixed line, usually horizontal, from which the angle made by the radius vector is measured in a polar coordinate system.

Nearby words

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  7. polar body,
  8. polar bond,
  9. polar cap,
  10. polar cataract

Origin of polar axis

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for polar axis

polar axis

noun

the fixed line in a system of polar coordinates from which the polar angle, θ, is measured anticlockwise
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