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noun Mathematics.
Usually spherical coordinates . any of three coordinates used to locate a point in space by the length of its radius vector and the angles this vector makes with two perpendicular polar planes.
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Origin of spherical coordinate

First recorded in 1860–65
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spherical coordinate

Any of a set of coordinates in a three-dimensional system for locating points in space by means of a radius vector and two angles measured from the center of a sphere with respect to two arbitrary, fixed, perpendicular directions.
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