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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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abscissa

[ab′sis·ə]
(mathematics)
One of the coordinates of a two-dimensional coordinate system, usually the horizontal coordinate, denoted by x.

abscissa

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.

abscissa

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

abscissa

(mathematics)
The horizontal or x coordinate on an (x, y) graph; the input of a function against which the output is plotted.

The vertical or y coordinate is the "ordinate".

See Cartesian coordinates.
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This process is repeated for all abscissas obtained in step 2.
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No significant difference was found on the respective recovered MWDs when analyzed either in raw or in normalized form (ordinates are normalized to unity, abscissas are left unchanged).
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Its essence is reflected in the fact that in any chemical compound with molecular mass X referred to one gram-atom of a defined element if, its maintenance Y represents the equilateral hyperbola Y = K/X whose top is located on the valid axis located in a corner at 45 degrees with respect to the abscissa in the positive direction.
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In order to count these paths, referring to Figure 4, just split each of them into a prefix and a suffix of equal length n and call C the point having abscissa n.
They are turned toward the authorities' bliss point B, the abscissa of which is zero, and ordinate [bar.