- nounone 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
* * *nounUsage: usually capitalized 1st C1. : either of two coordinates for locating a point on a plane being the distances of the point from each of two infinite intersecting straight-line axes of reference usually designated as X and Y measured in each case parallel to the other axis and each coordinate being given arbitrarily an algebraic sign according to the direction in which it extends from the reference axis to the point2. : any one of three coordinates for locating a point in space being the distances from each of three intersecting coordinate planes measured in each case parallel to that one of three straight-line axes that is the intersection of the other two planes — compare rectangular coordinate
* * *Cartesian coordinate,1. either one of two intersecting lines which determine the position of every point in a plane.2. any one of three intersecting lines which determine the position of points in space.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
Look at other dictionaries:
cartesian coordinate — /kaˌtiʒən koʊˈɔdənət/ (say kah.teezhuhn koh awduhnuht) noun Mathematics one of the set of numbers that locate a point in a rectilinear two dimensional (or three dimensional) system, defined by the perpendicular distances of the point from two (or … Australian English dictionary
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… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Cartesian coordinate — noun The coordinates of a point measured from an origin along a horizontal axis from left to right (the x axis) and along a vertical axis from bottom to top (the y axis). This can be extended to three dimensions by the z axis perpendicular to the … Wiktionary
Cartesian coordinate system — Illustration of a Cartesian coordinate plane. Four points are marked and labeled with their coordinates: (2, 3) in green, (−3, 1) in red, (−1.5, −2.5) in blue, and the origin (0, 0) in purple. A Cartesian coordinate system specifies each point… … Wikipedia
Cartesian coordinate robot — A cartesian coordinate robot (also called linear robot) is an industrial robot whose three principal axes of control are linear (i.e. they move in a straight line rather than rotate) and are at right angles to each other. Among other advantages,… … Wikipedia
Cartesian coordinate system — noun a coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system • Hypernyms: ↑coordinate system, ↑frame of reference, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame … Useful english dictionary
Cartesian — means of or relating to the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes mdash; from his name mdash; Rene Des Cartes .See:*Cartesian dualism * Cartesian Meditations , a work by Edmund Husserl * Cartesian linguistics , a work by Noam… … Wikipedia
Cartesian product — Cartesian square redirects here. For Cartesian squares in category theory, see Cartesian square (category theory). In mathematics, a Cartesian product (or product set) is a construction to build a new set out of a number of given sets. Each… … Wikipedia
Coordinate system — For geographical coordinates on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates. In geometry, a coordinate system is a system which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of a point or other… … Wikipedia
coordinate system — noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position • Syn: ↑frame of reference, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame • Hypernyms: ↑arrangement, ↑organization, ↑organisation, ↑system … Useful english dictionary