Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

Astronomy Answers
From the Astronomical Dictionary

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the coordinate

plural: coordinates

A coordinate is one of a set of numbers that together specify a location or direction. There are many different ways to define coordinates. Each different way leads to a different coordinate system, of which many are used in astronomy.