Definitions for abscissaæbˈsɪs ə; -ˈsɪs i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word abscissa
the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis
The first of the two terms by which a point is referred to, in a system of fixed rectilinear coordinate (Cartesian coordinate) axes. The abscissa is also known as the "x" coordinate of a point, shown on the horizontal line, with the ordinate, also known as the "y" coordinate, shown on the vertical line.
The point uE000783uE001 has 3 as its abscissa and 2 as its ordinate.
Origin: First attested in the 1690's. From abscissa, feminine of abscissus, perfect passive participle of abscindo. Related to abscind.
one of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal coordinate axes
Origin: [L., fem. of abscissus, p. p. of absindere to cut of. See Abscind.]
In mathematics, abscissa refers to the horizontal coordinate of a point in a two-dimensional rectangular Cartesian coordinate system. The term also refers to the horizontal axis of any two-dimensional graph. An ordered pair consists of two terms—the abscissa and the ordinate —which define the location of a point in two-dimensional rectangular Cartesian coordinate system.
Translations for abscissa
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- abscissaCatalan, Valencian
- hoành độVietnamese
Get even more translations for abscissa »
Find a translation for the abscissa definition in other languages:
Select another language: