# Cartesian coordinate system

## Definitions

### Electronics

- A
__coordinate system__ in which the locations of points are given in reference to the __axes__, numbering two or more. Each of these coordinate axes is perpendicular to the others, and all intersect at a __common__ __point__ called the __origin__. Each coordinate axis, or Cartesian axis, represents a plane called a __Cartesian plane__. A number of lines, equal to the number of planes, may be drawn from the origin to any given point on a plane or in space, and the exact location of this point can be specified by giving the coordinates with respect to the axes. Also called rectangular coordinate system. Its abbreviation is CCS. - acronymCCS

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