Cartesian coordinates

  1. Noun.  (algebraic geometry) The coordinates of a point measured as its perpendicular distance to the right of a vertical axis (the ''y''-axis) and its perpendicular distance above a horizontal axis (the ''x''-axis).
  2. Noun.  (US) (alternative capitalization of, Cartesian coordinates) .

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