cartesian coordinates

- plural noun a positional system that uses two axes at right angles to represent a point which is located with two numbers, giving a position on each

- (written asEach of the sets of numbers which locate a point on a plane or in space, according to a Cartesian coordinate system. If there are two planes, for instance, then a point is located by specifying the position in reference to each of the
*Cartesian coordinates*)__axes__, one that is usually horizontal and denominated x, and one that is usually__vertical__and denominated y. Also called rectangular coordinates.

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