# spherical coordinate

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Related to spherical coordinate: Polar coordinate systems

## spherical coordinate

*n.*

Any of a set of coordinates in a three-dimensional system for locating points in space by means of a radius vector and two angles measured from the center of a sphere with respect to two arbitrary, fixed, perpendicular directions.

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