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points, lines, and polygons are most commonly defined on maps using x, y Cartesian coordinates such as longitude/latitude based on principles of Euclidean geometry. This Cartesian coordinate system is the most commonly used tool for measuring and analysing various properties of spatial location.

A two dimensional coordinate system in which x measures horizontal distance and y measures vertical distance. An x,y coordinate defines every point on the plane.

See Coordinate plane

A geometrical referencing system used in CNC to establish point-to-point positions and movements. The two dimensional Cartesian coordinate grid as shown below has two axes, X and Y. Where the axes cross is the origin and has a numeric value of X0 and Y0. All of the points shown are referenced from the origin. In Cartesian coordinates the points below are, P=X4 Y3, Q=X-1.3 Y2.5, R=X-1.5 Y-1.5, S=X3.5 Y-1, and T=X4.5 Y0. The axes divide the plane into four quadrants: P is in the first quadrant, Q in the second, R in the third, and S in the fourth. T is on the positive x-axis. See also axis, origin, coordinate, Descartes

A system of assigning planar positions to objects in terms of their distances from two mutually perpendicular lines (the and coordinate axes), or of assigning spatial positions to objects in terms of their distances from three mutually perpendicular lines (the x, y, and coordinate axes). Compare polar coordinate system.

the two- or three-dimensional coordinate system in which perpendicular axes meet at the origin (0,0) or (0,0,0). Typically, Cartesian coordinate axes are called X, Y, and Z. See also axis.

a way of defining the position of a point in two-dimensional space

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

A coordinate system in which the position of a point is determined by its distance from reference lines (axes).

A concept from a french philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes (1596-1650). A system of two or three mutually perpendicular axes along which any point can be preciselt located with reference to any other point ofren referred to as x, y, and z coordinates. Relative measure of distance, area, and direction are constant thoughout the system.

Your teacher gives you a map of Mexico and tells you to find Mexico City. You won't have a problem if you know the Cartesian system. Globe X measures the horizontal distance (across) and Y measures vertical distance (up and down). There are intersecting straight lines (called axes) that are all the same length. You can measure distance, area and direction by following two intersecting axes along a line parallel to the other axis.

A coordinate system in which the location of a point in -dimensional space is defined by distances from the point to the reference plane. Distances are measured parallel to the planes intersecting a given reference plane. See also coordinate system.

A two-dimensional, planar coordinate system in which x measures horizontal distance and y measures vertical distance. Each point on the plane is defined by an x,y coordinate. Relative measures of distance, area, and direction are constant throughout the Cartesian coordinate plane.

(n) Common coordinate system used in mathematics and graphics to locate the position of geometry in space. First introduced in 1637 by Rene Descartes (1596â€“1650), the system is typically used to locate points in 2-D (X,Y) or 3-D (X,Y,Z) space by assigning values to the points based on the mutually perpendicular (orthogonal) axes.

In mathematics, the Cartesian coordinate system is used to determine each point uniquely in a plane through two numbers, usually called the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate of the point. To define the coordinates, two perpendicular directed lines (the x-axis or and the y-axis or ), are specified, as well as the unit length, which is marked off on the two axes (see Figure 1). Cartesian coordinate systems are also used in space (where three coordinates are used) and in higher dimensions.