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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]

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]
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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.
See also related terms for vertical.
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Noun1.abscissa - the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axisabscissa - the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis
Cartesian 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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For this range of mean pressures and void ratios, the possibility of static liquefaction does not show great variability, because the influence of the mean pressure is hidden when both, the abscissas and the ordinates are normalized.
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System consists of light source 1 connected with the part of mechatronic device which movement (according axis of abscissas x) is measured and registration camera.
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But back to the correspondence between the abscissas of Figures 11 and 14, it is noticeable that the places where the cutting should take place are located at heights of minimas equal to the thickness of the writing.
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