# abscissa

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## abscissa:

see Cartesian coordinates**Cartesian 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*.McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## abscissa

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## 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*-axisCollins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## 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.

The vertical or y coordinate is the "ordinate".

See Cartesian coordinates.

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