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Re: definition of co-ordinate

From: Steve Schafer <steve@fenestra.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:20:39 -0500
To: Rick <graham.rick@gmail.com>
Cc: www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <35kok6ldliripvqfb7eqkcdg2agqs329jn@4ax.com>
On Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:11:44 -0500, you wrote:

>This has always bothered me.  It's completely wrong, a coordinate is a set
>of two or more ordinates.

Not true. A coordinate is ONE MEMBER of a set of coordinates. It's like
co-captains of a sports team: Each individual is a co-captain; the group
of them are co-captains.

American Heritage Science Dictionary: "One of a set of numbers that
determines the position of a point..."

http://foldoc.org: "One member of a tuple of numbers which defines the
position of a point in some space..."

-Steve Schafer
Received on Friday, 4 February 2011 19:21:33 UTC

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