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abscissa: see Cartesian coordinatesCartesian coordinates
[for René Descartes], system for representing the relative positions of points in a plane or in space. In a plane, the point P is specified by the pair of numbers (x,y
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One of the coordinates of a two-dimensional coordinate system, usually the horizontal coordinate, denoted by x.
abscissa: P, any point; NP, abscissa
In the plane Cartesian coordinate system, the horizontal coordinate of a point on a plane; the x-coordinate, obtained by measuring the distance from the point to the y-axis along a line parallel to the x-axis.
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
The horizontal or x coordinate on an (x, y)
graph; the input of a function against which the output is
The vertical or y coordinate is the "ordinate
See Cartesian coordinates
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of radial vein of fore wing (Fig.
3](x, y) (defining L) and on the mesh refinement strategy it can be shown that, if the collocation abscissae
can be chosen to avoid a singular matrix W, then ||[W.
By a generalization of the above expression for HBW, it can be shown that in a family of visual pigment spectra satisfying the aforementioned assumptions, any two spectra are related such that at equal ordinates, the abscissae
vary in proportion to [v.
show time which progresses from right to left (1 cm = 30 secs), while the ordinates indicate both temperature (1 cm = 25 [degrees] C) and power (1 cm = 200 kW).