Argand diagram

/ˈagænd ˌdaɪəgræm/ (say 'ahgand .duyuhgram)

noun Mathematics
1. a plane geometrical representation of the complex number z=x+iy, the point having rectangular coordinates (x, y).
2. a graph or figure obtained by the above method expressing some given relationship between complex numbers.
{named after Jean Robert Argand, 1768–1822, French mathematician}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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