'æbsɪsə n. distance of a coordinate from the the vertical axis (y-axis) of a graph measured on a line which is parallel to the horizontal axis (x-axis)

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  • Abscissae — Abscissa Ab*scis sa, n.; E. pl. {Abscissas}, L. pl. {Absciss[ae]}. [L., fem. of abscissus, p. p. of absindere to cut of. See {Abscind}.] (Geom.) One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • abscissa — /ab sis euh/, n., pl. abscissas, abscissae / sis ee/. Math. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the x coordinate of a point: its distance from the y axis measured parallel to the x axis. Cf. ordinate. [1690 1700; fem. of L abscissus (ptp. of… …   Universalium

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  • abscissa — [ab sɪsə] noun (plural abscissae si: or abscissas) Mathematics the distance from a point on a graph to the vertical or y axis; the x coordinate. Compare with ordinate. Origin C17: from mod. L. abscissa (linea) cut off (line) , feminine past… …   English new terms dictionary

  • abscissa — /æbˈsɪsə/ (say ab sisuh) noun (plural abscissas or abscissae /æbˈsɪsi/ (say ab sisee)) (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the x coordinate of a point, i.e., its horizontal distance from the y axis measured parallel to the x axis. {Latin (linea)… …  

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