# abscissa

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abscissa
The coordinates for A are (4,3); the abscissa is 4 and the ordinate is 3.

## ab·scis·sa

(ăb-sĭs′ə)
n. pl. ab·scis·sas or ab·scis·sae (-sĭs′ē)
Symbol x The coordinate representing the position of a point along a line perpendicular to the y-axis in a plane Cartesian coordinate system.

[New Latin (līnea) abscissa, (line) cut off, from Latin abscissa, feminine past participle of abscindere, to abscise; see abscission.]

## abscissa

(æbˈsɪsə)
n, pl -scissas or -scissae (-ˈsɪsiː)
(Mathematics) the horizontal or x-coordinate of a point in a two-dimensional system of Cartesian coordinates. It is the distance from the y-axis measured parallel to the x-axis. Also : absciss or abscisse Compare ordinate
[C17: New Latin, originally linea abscissa a cut-off line]
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## ab•scis•sa

(æbˈsɪs ə)

n., pl. -scis•sas, -scis•sae (-ˈsɪs i)
(in plane Cartesian coordinates) the x-coordinate of a point: its distance from the y-axis measured parallel to the x-axis. Compare ordinate.
[1690–1700; < Latin, feminine of abscissus, past participle of abscindere to cut off =ab- ab- + scindere to divide, tear]
abscissa
The coordinates for A are (4,3); the abscissa is 4.

## ab·scis·sa

(ăb-sĭs′ə)
The distance of a point from the y-axis on a graph in the Cartesian coordinate system. It is measured parallel to the x-axis. For example, a point having coordinates (2,3) has 2 as its abscissa. Compare ordinate.
ordinate, abscissa - The ordinate or Y axis is vertical; the abscissa or X axis is horizontal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 abscissa - the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axisCartesian coordinate - one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes
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Where: [X.sub.0] is the value of the abscissa corresponding to the point of maximum curvature, and a, b are model parameters.
In the sample data plot presented in Figure 1, the confidence level can be described as a defined position on the abscissa of the data chart that relates to a percentage of the data set accounted for at that point by the model.
Fore wing with cu-a interstitial to base of Rs & M, 2rs-m about 0.25-0.5 times as long as abscissa of M between 2rs-m and 2m-cua, vein 3rs-m absent; hind wing with distal abscissa of Cu1 meeting cu-a closer to M than 1A.
For all four panels: on the ordinate, response latency, in seconds, from the start of the test until the manifestation of pain-associated behavior; on the abscissa, baseline and second hot plate tests (respectively, day 1 and day 4 of the experimental design).
in which P is the proportion of total rainfall depth of a hyetograph, D is the proportion of the duration, [W.sub.L] and [W.sub.R] are warp or shape factors left and right of the point of contraflexure or peak rainfall depth and m and n are the ordinate (relative magnitude) and abscissa (relative location) of the peak rainfall depth.
The abscissa (GCM) and ordinate (OBS) values are sorted separately and then plotted as (x, y) points, such that both x and y have the same rank in their respective sets.
(4) To move within the set abscissa area, the same step (3) was performed and the value was stored into the array
As a result, the number of these points f(x) is recorded as the function of the abscissa x .
& n.), skittish, skittle, scoot, scout 2, shyster; shingle, ab/scission, scissors, rescind, abscissa, schedule, schism, schizophrenia, and maybe shout.
In the inaugural year, 'abscissa' which means the distance from a point on a graph to the y-axis, was the winning word that crowned 14-year-old Ram Sankar from Indian High School, Dubai, as the UAE's first champion.
The estimation along the abscissa axis corresponds to the level of knowledge: "I know-false, I do not know, I know-true", and the ordinate axis shows the so-called imaginary component of the assessment: "I do not believe, uncertainty, I believe."

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