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The analysis of geometric structures and properties principally by algebraic operations on variables defined in terms of position coordinates.
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a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates.
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The use of algebra to solve problems in geometry. In analytic geometry, geometric figures are represented by algebraic equations and plotted using coordinates.
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|Noun||1.||analytic geometry - the use of algebra to study geometric properties; operates on symbols defined in a coordinate system|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
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