# 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.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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