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rectangular coordinates

noun, Mathematics
a coordinate system in which the axes meet at right angles.
Also called rectangular coordinate system.
Origin of rectangular coordinates
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for rectangular coordinates

rectangular coordinates

plural noun
the Cartesian coordinates in a system of mutually perpendicular axes
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