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coordinate system

noun, Mathematics
a system of coordinates that uses numbers to represent a point, line, or the like. Unabridged
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  • One can also have a coordinate system in which a single dimension is is represented by a curved line.
  • From his point of view, putting the coordinate system around the sun simplified his calculations.
  • Such as each of us on the surface of this planet comprise a coordinate system that don't all use the same surface plane.
  • The datum of a coordinate system is the set of reference data which is used to compute a coordinate system.
  • All subdivision plats must be based upon a survey upon the ground using the official coordinate system.
coordinate system in Science
coordinate system  
A system of representing points in a space of given dimensions by coordinates, such as the Cartesian coordinate system or the system of celestial longitude and latitude.
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