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Cartesian coordinate

noun, Mathematics
Usually, Cartesian coordinates. a member of 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 of Cartesian coordinate
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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