cartesian coordinate

/kaˌtiʒən koʊˈɔdənət/ (say kah.teezhuhn koh'awduhnuht)

noun Mathematics
one of the set of numbers that locate a point in a rectilinear two-dimensional (or three-dimensional) system, defined by the perpendicular distances of the point from two (or three) intersecting axes which are at right angles to each other.
Also, Cartesian coordinate.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cartesian coordinate — noun 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 •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartesian coordinate — noun Date: 1887 1. either of two coordinates that locate a point on a plane and measure its distance from either of two intersecting straight line axes along a line parallel to the other axis 2. any of three coordinates that locate a point in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cartesian coordinate — noun The coordinates of a point measured from an origin along a horizontal axis from left to right (the x axis) and along a vertical axis from bottom to top (the y axis). This can be extended to three dimensions by the z axis perpendicular to the …   Wiktionary

  • Cartesian coordinate system — Illustration of a Cartesian coordinate plane. Four points are marked and labeled with their coordinates: (2, 3) in green, (−3, 1) in red, (−1.5, −2.5) in blue, and the origin (0, 0) in purple. A Cartesian coordinate system specifies each point… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartesian coordinate robot — A cartesian coordinate robot (also called linear robot) is an industrial robot whose three principal axes of control are linear (i.e. they move in a straight line rather than rotate) and are at right angles to each other. Among other advantages,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartesian coordinate system — noun a 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 • Hypernyms: ↑coordinate system, ↑frame of reference, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartesian — means of or relating to the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes mdash; from his name mdash; Rene Des Cartes .See:*Cartesian dualism * Cartesian Meditations , a work by Edmund Husserl * Cartesian linguistics , a work by Noam… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartesian product — Cartesian square redirects here. For Cartesian squares in category theory, see Cartesian square (category theory). In mathematics, a Cartesian product (or product set) is a construction to build a new set out of a number of given sets. Each… …   Wikipedia

  • Coordinate system — For geographical coordinates on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates. In geometry, a coordinate system is a system which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of a point or other… …   Wikipedia

  • coordinate system — noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position • Syn: ↑frame of reference, ↑reference system, ↑reference frame • Hypernyms: ↑arrangement, ↑organization, ↑organisation, ↑system …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.