﻿

# 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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

### Look at other dictionaries:

• 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

• 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

• 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

• coordinate system — Math. any method that uses numbers to represent a point, line, or the like. * * * Arrangement of reference lines or curves used to identify the location of points in space. In two dimensions, the most common system is the Cartesian (after René… …   Universalium

• 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

• Polar coordinate system — Points in the polar coordinate system with pole O and polar axis L. In green, the point with radial coordinate 3 and angular coordinate 60 …   Wikipedia

• Cylindrical coordinate system — A cylindrical coordinate system with origin O, polar axis A, and longitudinal axis L. The dot is the point with radial distance ρ = 4, angular coordinate φ = 130°, and height z = 4. A cylindrical coordinate system is …   Wikipedia

• Spherical coordinate system — In mathematics, the spherical coordinate system is a coordinate system for representing geometric figures in three dimensions using three coordinates: the radial distance of a point from a fixed origin, the zenith angle from the positive z axis… …   Wikipedia

• Geographic coordinate system — Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 3.12MB) …   Wikipedia