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coordinate system

n.
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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Recently, we proposed a reference coordinate system that was established on the lateral skull surface based on several conspicuous osseous landmarks.
For convenience, the membrane element is commonly studied in the local Cartesian coordinate system represented by (x', y', z') and located on the membrane element.
Their position in 3D space is determined by a direction vector with its origin in a global coordinate system, and its orientation is determined by a unit vector and the angle of rotation around this unit vector.
Because the applicator must be positioned directly to the cervix and because the purpose of the models is applicator analysis, the spatial distribution and variation must be defined in the applicator coordinate system.
Let's assume that earth is located in a second coordinate system (K'), where [[x.
The system coordinate system is the same as the usually used coordinate system for the movement of human body.
coordinate system determining the weaving path and introduces the tool frame from actual TCP (tool centre point)-orientation.
where C(u) is a cross-sectional curve defined in the local coordinate system.
3, the radar LOS coordinate system UVW is equivalent to be acquired by carrying out twice CT processes from the radar rectangular coordinate system XYZ.
I spent about four hours today testing the new Coordinate System functionality.
A simple geometric observation model and computations can be used in such a space, but application of such polar observations in a space of the global geographical coordinate system is complicated, because we come into collision with the curvilinear coordinate system related to the surface of an ellipsoid.
9]} is the vector of the ninth node of the finite element in the global coordinate system XY; [eta], [xi] are the local coordinates of the element.