# Cartesian distance

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**cartesian distance**— noun An alternative spelling of Cartesian distance. <!put synonyms, translations, etc, on the page for Cartesian distance , not here … Wiktionary**Cartesian**— Car*te sian, a. [From Renatus Cartesius, Latinized from of Ren[ e] Descartes: cf. F. cart[ e]sien.] Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Ren[ e] Descartes, or his philosophy. [1913 Webster] The Cartesion argument for reality of matter. Sir… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Cartesian coordinates**— Cartesian Car*te sian, a. [From Renatus Cartesius, Latinized from of Ren[ e] Descartes: cf. F. cart[ e]sien.] Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Ren[ e] Descartes, or his philosophy. [1913 Webster] The Cartesion argument for reality of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Cartesian devil**— Cartesian Car*te sian, a. [From Renatus Cartesius, Latinized from of Ren[ e] Descartes: cf. F. cart[ e]sien.] Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Ren[ e] Descartes, or his philosophy. [1913 Webster] The Cartesion argument for reality of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Cartesian coordinates**— n. Geom. 1. a pair of numbers that locate a point in a plane by its distances from two fixed, intersecting, usually perpendicular lines in the same plane: see ABSCISSA, ORDINATE 2. a triad of numbers which locate a point in space by its distance… … English World dictionary**Cartesian coordinate system**— Illustration of a Cartesian coordinate plane. Four points are marked and labeled with their coordinates: (2, 3) in green, (−3, 1) in red, (−1.5, −2.5) in blue, and the origin (0, 0) in purple. A Cartesian coordinate system specifies each point… … Wikipedia**Distance from a point to a line**— The distance from a point to a line is the shortest distance from a point to a line in Euclidean geometry. It can be calculated in the following ways. Contents 1 Cartesian coordinates 2 Vector formulation 3 Proof 1 (algebraic proof) … Wikipedia**Cartesian coordinates**— Math. a system of coordinates for locating a point on a plane (Cartesian plane) by its distance from each of two intersecting lines, or in space by its distance from each of three planes intersecting at a point. [1885 90] * * * … Universalium**Cartesian coordinates**— Math. a system of coordinates for locating a point on a plane (Cartesian plane) by its distance from each of two intersecting lines, or in space by its distance from each of three planes intersecting at a point. [1885 90] … Useful english dictionary**Cartesian**— adj. & n. adj. of or relating to R. Descartes, 17th c. French philosopher and mathematician. n. a follower of Descartes. Phrases and idioms: Cartesian coordinates a system for locating a point by reference to its distance from two or three axes… … Useful english dictionary