Abscissa math definition

Abscissa. The - (horizontal) coordinate of a point in a two dimensional coordinate system. Physicists and astronomers sometimes use the term to refer to the axis itself instead

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Definition of Abscissa. Every point in the x y -plane is represented by an ordered pair, ( x, y) that tells us its vertical and horizontal position in the plane. The abscissa gives the horizontal position of the point in the plane. It tells us how