cartesian plane

Cartesian coordinates

noun (used with a plural verb) Mathematics.
a system of coordinates for locating a point on a plane (Cartesian plane) by its distance from each of two intersecting lines, or in space by its distance from each of three planes intersecting at a point.

Origin:
1885–90

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Cartesian coordinates
 
pl n
a system of representing points in space in terms of their distance from a given origin measured along a set of mutually perpendicular axes. Written (x,y,z) with reference to three axes

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Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See coordinate plane
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