# Cartesian coordinates

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## Definition of the noun Cartesian Coordinates

What does Cartesian Coordinates mean as a name of something?

**noun**

- [
*algebraic geometry*] The coordinates of a point measured as its perpendicular distance to the right of a vertical axis (the y-axis) and its perpendicular distance above a horizontal axis (the x-axis).- synonym: rectangular coordinates

## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cartesian coordinates

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### Blackie’s Dictionary of Mathematics

by Blackie

**Cartesian coordinates** Rectilinear two-dimensional or three-dimensional
coordinates (and therefore a special case of curvilinear coordinates) which are
also called rectangular coordinates. The three axes of three-dimensional
Cartesian ...

### Patrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

**Cartesian coordinates**: A system of coordinates whose axes or dimensions are
three intersecting perpendicular straight lines and whose origin is the intersection
. Cartesian-coordinate system: A coordinate system with axes or dimensions that
...

### CONCISE DICTIONARY OF MATHEMATICS (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

**Cartesian Coordinates** in 3D ➙ Notations and
Conventions Quadrants and Octants ¥ Cartesian Space Cartesian Formulas for
the. Cartesian. Coordinates. in. 3D. Choosing a Cartesian coordinate system for
a ...

### Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (2013)

A-Integral — Coordinates by M. Hazewinkel

**The rectangular Cartesian coordinates** of a point M are represented
...

### The Mathematics Dictionary (1992)

by R.C. James, Glenn James

See cartesian — **Cartesian coordinates**. polar-coordinate paper. Paper ruled with
concentric circles about the point which is to serve as the pole and with radial
lines through this point at graduated angular distances from the initial line. Used
to ...

### Encyclopaedia of Mathematics (set) (1994)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

**The rectangular Cartesian coordinates** of a point M are represented by an
ordered pair of numbers (x, y), the first of which (the abscissa) is equal to the
magnitude of the orthogonal projection of the directed segment OAf on the
abscissa axis, ...

### Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

Curvilinear coordinates are a coordinate system that is not Cartesian (see
**Cartesian coordinates**). While **Cartesian coordinates** may be visualized as the
determination of points in a plane by the intersection of two straight lines
perpendicular to ...

### Encyclopedia of Analytical Surfaces (2015)

by S.N. Krivoshapko, V.N. Ivanov

give **the Cartesian coordinates**—hyperbolic coordinates relation. These ratios
can be obtained if we relate the same point A of a Monge surface to the Cartesian
coordinates and to the hyperbolic coordinates: x 1⁄4 xu;tð Þ 1⁄4 vsinacost À ...

### Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

**Cartesian coordinates** A system invented in the 17thC by René Descartes that
specifies a point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numbers, or coordinates, which
are the distances from the point to two fixed perpendicular lines, measured in the
...

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