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analytic geometry


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The analysis of geometric structures and properties principally by algebraic operations on variables defined in terms of position coordinates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a branch of mathematics that investigates properties of figures through the coordinates of their points.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the use of algebra to study geometric properties; operates on symbols defined in a coordinate system


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