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definition of the word abscissa

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Latin, feminine of abscissus, past participle of abscindere (to cut off). See abscind.

Singular
abscissa

Plural
abscissas or abscissae

abscissa (plural abscissas or abscissae)

  1. (geometry) The first of the two terms by which a point is referred to, in a system of fixed rectilinear coordinate axes. The abscissa is also known as the "x" coordinate of a point.
    The point (3,2) has 3 as its abscissa and 2 as its ordinate.


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