Coordinate plane

Main Entry:  coordinate plane
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a plane spanned by the x-axis and y-axis in which the coordinates of a point are its distances from two intersecting perpendicular axes; also called Cartesian Plane, Cartesian Coordinate System
Example:  The position of a point in the coordinate plane is determined by its distance from the axes.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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