Math. any of three coordinates for locating a point in three-dimensional space by reference to the length of its radius vector and the two polar angles that determine the position of this vector

# spherical coordinate

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noun

Any of a set of coordinates in a three-dimensional system for locating points in space by means of a radius vector and two angles measured from the center of a sphere with respect to two arbitrary, fixed, perpendicular directions.

**spherical coordinate**

The spherical coordiantes of point P are (r, &phgr;, &thgr;).

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Any of a set of coordinates in a three-dimensional system for locating points in space by means of a radius vector and two angles measured from the center of a sphere with respect to two arbitrary, fixed, perpendicular directions.

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