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x,y,z coordinates

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  1. [coordinate systems] In a planar coordinate system, three coordinates that locate a point by its distance from an origin (0,0,0) where three orthogonal axes cross. Usually, the x-coordinate is measured along the eastwest axis, the y-coordinate is measured along the northsouth axis, and the z-coordinate measures height or elevation. Media\x-y-z-coordinates.gif

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