Meaning of ABSCISSA in English

ABSCISSA

transcription, транскрипция: [ ab-ˈsi-sə ]

noun

( plural abscissas also ab·scis·sae -ˈsi-(ˌ)sē)

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine of abscissus, past participle of abscindere to cut off, from ab- + scindere to cut — more at shed

Date: 1694

: the horizontal coordinate of a point in a plane Cartesian coordinate system obtained by measuring parallel to the x-axis — compare ordinate

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AP abscissa of point P

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