rectangular coordinate
noun Date: circa 1864 a Cartesian coordinate of a Cartesian coordinate system whose straight-line axes or coordinate planes are perpendicular

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  • Cartesian coordinate — noun one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes •… …   Useful english dictionary

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