# cartesian coordinate system

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## cartesian coordinate system

[kär′tē·zhən kō′ȯrd·nət ‚sis·təm]
(mathematics)
A coordinate system in n dimensions where n is any integer made by using n number axes which intersect each other at right angles at an origin, enabling any point within that rectangular space to be identified by the distances from the n lines. Also known as rectangular cartesian coordinate system.
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In conclusion, the establishment of a 3D coordinate system and globe vector is a feasible and reliable method of depicting the axial globe position in TED.
These are planes in the 3D coordinate system that are typically perpendicular to the direction that the camera is pointing.
The first coordinate system is the 3D coordinate system in which the geometric primitives (points, line segments, and triangles) are defined.
The vascular tree is stored as a mesh of rectangles, where each mesh face has its own position in the 3D coordinate system (4 different x, y and z coordinate numbers for the four face vortexes).

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