rectangular coordinate


noun Mathematics.

Usually rectangular coordinates. either of two Cartesian coordinates in which the axes meet at right angles.

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British Dictionary definitions for rectangular coordinates

rectangular coordinates

pl n

the Cartesian coordinates in a system of mutually perpendicular axes
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