analytic geometry [ănˌə-lĭtˈĭk]
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The definition of analytic geometry is solving geometry problems by representing geometric figures with algebraic equations and plotting them on a coordinate graphing system.
Coordinate geometry is an example of analytic-geometry.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
the branch of geometry in which a coordinate graphing system makes visible, using points, lines, and curves, the numerical relationships of algebraic equations
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The analysis of geometric structures and properties principally by algebraic operations on variables defined in terms of position coordinates.
analytic geometry - Science Definition
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
The use of algebra to solve problems in geometry, whereby geometric figures are represented by algebraic equations and plotted using coordinates.
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