Cartesian coordinates
Cartesian Car*te"sian, a. [From Renatus Cartesius, Latinized from of Ren['e] Descartes: cf. F. cart['e]sien.] Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Ren['e] Descartes, or his philosophy. [1913 Webster]

The Cartesion argument for reality of matter. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

{Cartesian co["o]rdinates} (Geom), distance of a point from lines or planes; -- used in a system of representing geometric quantities, invented by Descartes.

{Cartesian devil}, a small hollow glass figure, used in connection with a jar of water having an elastic top, to illustrate the effect of the compression or expansion of air in changing the specific gravity of bodies.

{Cartesion oval} (Geom.), a curve such that, for any point of the curve mr + m'r' = c, where r and r' are the distances of the point from the two foci and m, m' and c are constant; -- used by Descartes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cartesian Coordinates —   [engl.], kartesische Koordinaten …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Cartesian coordinates — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a coordinate system using two (or three) mutually perpendicular axes …   English terms dictionary

  • Cartesian coordinates — n. Geom. 1. a pair of numbers that locate a point in a plane by its distances from two fixed, intersecting, usually perpendicular lines in the same plane: see ABSCISSA, ORDINATE 2. a triad of numbers which locate a point in space by its distance… …   English World dictionary

  • cartesian coordinates — noun An alternative spelling of Cartesian coordinates. <!Put translations, etc, on the page for Cartesian coordinates, not here …   Wiktionary

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  • Cartesian coordinates — Dekarto koordinatės statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Cartesian coordinates; grid coordinates vok. kartesische Koordinaten, f rus. декартовы координаты, f pranc. coordonnées cartésiennes, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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  • Cartesian coordinates — Coordinate Co*[ o]r di*nate, n. 1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance. [1913 Webster] It has neither co[ o]rdinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one. Coleridge.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cartesian coordinates — Coordinate Co*[ o]r di*nate, n. 1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance. [1913 Webster] It has neither co[ o]rdinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one. Coleridge.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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