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1. abscissa

the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis

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noun plural -scissas or -scissae (-ˈsɪsiː)
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, abscisse Compare ordinate

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nounWord forms: plural abˈscissas or abˈscissae (æbˈsɪsi ; absisˈē; əbˈsɪsi ; əbsisˈē)
Ancient Mathematics
the horizontal Cartesian coordinate on a plane, measured from the y-axis along a line parallel with the x-axis to point P

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see synonyms of abscissa ab·scis·sas or ab·scis·sae(-sise)
Symbol xThe coordinate representing the position of a point along a line perpendicular to the y-axis in a plane Cartesian coordinate system.

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