# Definitions for abscissaæbˈsɪs ə; -ˈsɪs iab·scis·sa

### Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. abscissanoun

the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis

### WiktionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. abscissanoun

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.

2. Etymology: First attested in the 1690's. From abscissa, feminine of abscissus, perfect passive participle of abscindo. Related to abscind.

### Samuel Johnson's DictionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. ABSCISSA

Part of the diameter of a conic section, intercepted between the vertex and a semi-ordinate.

Etymology: Lat.

### Webster DictionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. Abscissanoun

one of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal coordinate axes

2. Etymology: [L., fem. of abscissus, p. p. of absindere to cut of. See Abscind.]

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1. Abscissa

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.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of abscissa in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of abscissa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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## Translations for abscissa

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• الإحداثي السيني
• абсциса
• abscissa
• abscisa
• Abszisse
• τετμημένη
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• طول
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• abscissa
• absis
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• აბსცისა
• abscis
• odcięta
• abscissa
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• abskissa
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