# Absciss

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## Definition of the noun Absciss

What does Absciss mean as a name of something?

**noun** - plural: abscisses

- Variant of 'abscissa'.

## Definition of the verb Absciss

What does Absciss mean as a doing word?

**verb**

- [
*transitive, and, intransitive*] To abscise.

## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absciss

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### A complete treatise on Practical Mathematics ... With an appendix on Algebra (1792)

by John MACGREGOR (Teacher of Mathematics.)

* The absciss is that part of the diameter intercepted between the ordinate and the
curve*. Thus, HQis

**an absciss**of the diameter HF. 6. The altitude of the curve is the perpendicular height of the vertex above the horizontal plane. Thus, HQis the ...

### A Treatise on Practical Gauging (1822)

by Anthony Nesbit, W. Little

* An absciss is that part of the axis which is contained between the vertex and the
ordinate*. 11. The parameter of any diameter is a third proper- tional to that
diameter and its conjugate. The parameter is sometimes called the lalits rectum.
12.

### The Mechanic's Calculator (1836)

Comprehending Principles by William Grier

* An Absciss is a part of any diameter contained between its vertex and an ordinate
to it*. Hence, in the ellipse and hyperbola, every ordinate has two determinate
abscisses; but in the parabola only one; the other vertex of the diameter being ...

### A Treatise on Practical Mensuration, ... containing the most approved Methods of drawing Geometrical Figures; Mensuration; ... Land-Surveying; ... and a Dictionary of the Terms used in Architecture (1816)

by Anthony NESBIT

* An absciss is that point of the axis which is contained between the vertex and the
ordinate*. 12. The parameter of any diameter is a third proportional to that
diameter and its conjugate. The parameter is sometimes called the lotus rectum.
13.

### The Mechanic's Calculator, or Workman's Memorial Book, etc (1839)

by William GRIER

* An Absciss is a part of any diameter contained between its vertex and an ordinate
to it*. Hence, in the ellipse and hyperbola, every ordinate has two determinate
abscisses; but in the parabola only one; the other vertex of the diameter being ...

### A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account ... By Charles Hutton ... Vol. 1. [-2.] (1815)

Ah * absciss is a part of any diameter, contained be tween its vertex and an
ordinate to it; and every ordinate has two abscisses: as AT and nr, or rev and riv*.
12. The. parameter of any diameter, is a third proportional to the diameter and its
...

### Treatise on Practical Mensuration in Eight Parts (1838)

by A. Nesbit

* An absciss is that part of the axis which is contained between the vertex and the
ordinate*. 12. The parameter of any diameter is a third proportional to that
diameter and its conjugate. The parameter is sometimes called the latus rectum.
13.

### Universal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)

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* An absciss is a segment of a diameter contained between its _vertex*. and an
ordinate to it, as A K or B L, and D N or E N, fig. 8 and 10. Hence, in the ellipse
and hyperbola, every ordinate has two abscisses, but in the parabola only one ;.
the ...

### Universal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

**Absciss**. * An absciss is a segment of a diameter contained between its vertex*. and
an ordinate to it, as A K or B L, and D N or E N, fig. 8 and 10. Hence, in the ellipse
and hyperbola, every ordinate has two abscisses, but in the parabola only one; ...

### The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. N - R by William Nicholson

to it; then shall the square of the perpendicular, DH', be equal to the rectangle
contained under **the absciss** HF, and the parameter of the axis, or to four times
the rectangle H F B. 1. When the diameter is the axis; let DH be perpendicular
B C, ...

### The British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)

by William Nicholson

to it ; then shall the square of the perpen- dicuhtr, DH', be eqnal to the rectangle
contained tmder **the absciss** H F, and the parameter of the axis, or to four times
the rectangle H F B. 1. When the diameter is the axis; let D H be perpendicular
BC, ...

### The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

If an ordinate be drawn to any diameter of a parabola, the rectangle under **the
absciss** and the parameter of the diameter is equal to the square of the semi-
ordinate. LET HBh be an ordinate to the diameter PK, the rectangle contained by
PB ...

### American Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Therefore EL' = 4 times the rectangle L D A, or the rectangle contained under **the
absciss** L D, and the parameter of the diameter A D : and from this property
Apollonius ...

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## Scrabble value of A_{1}B_{3}S_{1}C_{3}I_{1}S_{1}S_{1}

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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