polar coordinate

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noun Mathematics.
  1. 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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