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# polar coordinate

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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 ).

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## Origin of polar coordinate

First recorded in 1810–20

## Words nearby polar coordinate

polar body, polar bond, polar cap, polar cataract, polar circle, polar coordinate, polar coordinates, polar coordinate system, polar distance, polar equation, polar front

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