Cartesian coordinate

Cartesian coordinate
noun Date: 1887 1. either of two coordinates that locate a point on a plane and measure its distance from either of two intersecting straight-line axes along a line parallel to the other axis 2. any of three coordinates that locate a point in space and measure its distance from any of three intersecting coordinate planes measured parallel to that one of three straight-line axes that is the intersection of the other two planes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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