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coordinate system

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A method of representing points in a space of given dimensions by coordinates.
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Noun1.coordinate system - a system that uses coordinates to establish position
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
Cartesian coordinate system - 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
coordinate axis - one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
inertial frame, inertial reference frame - a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid
space-time, space-time continuum - the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
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By determining an astronomical coordinate called declination for the moon and stars, they were able to calculate the sun would have set along that path on Feb.
Direct measurements are therefore done in the astronomical coordinate system but not in the geodetic coordinate system.
Within the framework of the project the apparatus for automatic determination of astronomical coordinates of the point was designed (Fig.
Both volumes conclude with identical series of brief appendices covering astronomical coordinates, magnitudes, stellar classification and colors, nebula filters, and a very spotty list of astronomical resources.