# cartesian coordinates

## Definitions

### General Science

- plural noun a positional system that uses two axes at right angles to represent a point which is located with two numbers, giving a position on each

### Computing

- plural noun a
__positional__system that uses two axes at right angles and represents a point within these axes by means of two numbers that give the pointâ€™s position on each axis.

### Electronics

- (written asEach of the sets of numbers which locate a point on a
*Cartesian coordinates*)__plane__or in__space__, according to a Cartesian coordinate system. If there are two planes, for instance, then a point is located by specifying the position in reference to each of the__axes__, one that is usually horizontal and denominated x, and one that is usually__vertical__and denominated y. Also called__rectangular coordinates__.