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television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute | anchor , anchorman , anchorperson |

one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes | Cartesian coordinate |

coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system | cartesian coordinate system |

plane in which all points can be described in cartesian coordinates | cartesian plane |

hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad | computer mouse , mouse |

(physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system | conservation of parity , mirror symmetry , parity , space-reflection symmetry |

system that uses coordinates to establish position | coordinate system , frame of reference , reference frame , reference system |

(astronomy) the precise date that is the point of reference for which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is referred | date of reference , epoch |

United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966 | Department of Transportation , DoT , Transportation |

French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650) | Descartes , Rene Descartes |

one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space | dimension |

routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines | executive routine , supervisory routine |

network of horizontal and vertical lines that provide coordinates for locating points on an image | grid , reference grid |

United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information | National Security Agency , NSA |

point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero | origin |

graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle | pattern , radiation diagram , radiation pattern |

(physics) a universal law that states that the laws of mechanics are not affected by a uniform rectilinear motion of the system of coordinates to which they are referred | principle of relativity |

curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree | quadric , quadric surface |

promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising | sales promotion |