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Meaning of abscissa

ab•scis•sa

Pronunciation: (ab-sis'u), [key]
— pl. -scis•sas, -scis•sae
  1. (in plane Cartesian coordinates) the x-coordinate of a point: its distance from the y-axis measured parallel to the x-axis. Cf. ordinate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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