analytic geometry

a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates.
Also called coordinate geometry.

1820–30 Unabridged
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analytic geometry   (ān'ə-lĭt'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
The use of algebra to solve problems in geometry, whereby geometric figures are represented by algebraic equations and plotted using coordinates.
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