Coordinate

Definition of Coordinate

Co`or´di`nate
a.1.Equal in rank or order; not subordinate.
Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many coördinate powers presiding over each country.
- Law.
Coördinate adjectives
adjectives disconnected as regards one another, but referring equally to the same subject.
Coördinate conjunctions
conjunctions joining independent propositions.
- Rev. R. Morris.
n.1.A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance.
It has neither coördinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one.
- Coleridge.
2.(Math.) Lines, or other elements of reference, by means of which the position of any point, as of a curve, is defined with respect to certain fixed lines, or planes, called coördinate axes and coördinate planes. See Abscissa.
Cartesian coördinates
See under Cartesian.
Geographical coördinates
the latitude and longitude of a place, by which its relative situation on the globe is known. The height of the above the sea level constitutes a third coördinate.
Polar coördinates
b - coördinates made up of a radius vector and its angle of inclination to another line, or a line and plane; as those defined in (b) and (d) above.
Rectangular coördinates
coördinates the axes of which intersect at right angles.
Rectilinear coördinates
a - coördinates made up of right lines. Those defined in (a) and (c) above are called also Cartesian coördinates.
Trigonometrical coördinates
elements of reference, by means of which the position of a point on the surface of a sphere may be determined with respect to two great circles of the sphere.
Trilinear coördinates
coördinates of a point in a plane, consisting of the three ratios which the three distances of the point from three fixed lines have one to another.

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