# Cartesian coordinate system

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## Cartesian coordinate system

n.
A coordinate system in which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set of perpendicular lines that intersect at an origin, such as two lines in a plane or three in space.

## Car·te·sian coordinate system

(kär-tē′zhən)
A system in which the location of a point is given by coordinates that represent its distances from perpendicular lines that intersect at a point called the origin. A Cartesian coordinate system in a plane has two perpendicular lines (the x-axis and y-axis); in three-dimensional space, it has three (the x-axis, y-axis, and z-axis).
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 Noun 1 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 systemcoordinate system, frame of reference, reference frame, reference system - a system that uses coordinates to establish position
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There Corey also denaturized the sonnet, dividing most pages of the book into a pseudo-Cartesian coordinate plane and embedding seven lines, in a 2-3-2 stanza pattern, in each quadrant.
I called the lower left hanging point on my plot 0,0 so that all of the other coordinate points are positive numbers (since they are in Quadrant I of a Cartesian coordinate plane).

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