# 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 Familiar Introduction to the Arts Sciences (1852)

With Original Introductory Essays Upon the Subject of Each Lesson. For the Use of Schools and Young Persons. Containing a General Explication of the Fundamental Principles and Facts of the Sciences, Divided Into Lessons, with Questions Subjoined to Each, for the Examination of Pupils by Jeremiah Joyce

* An absciss is a part of any diameter contained between its vertex and an ordinate
to it: thus A K, K B, fig*. 22, are abscisses to the ordinate D K; and D N, N E are
abscisses to the ordinate N M. 3. In the ellipse and hyperbola every ordinate has
...

### 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 ...

### 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 ...

### Mathematics for Practical Men (1833)

by Olinthus Gregory

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

### A New and Enlarged Military Dictionary, Or, Alphabetical Explanation of Technical Terms (1802)

by Charles James

* The absciss is that part of the di*. ameter which is intercepted between the 12. The
dire&trix is the line of mo. tion, along which the describing line or surface is
carried in the genesis of any plane or solid figure. - Laws of motion in GUNNERY.
1.

### 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 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.

### 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
...

### Universal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

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

### 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

Its most simple equation is ac y = x3 + as, and
the points through which it is to pass, may be easily found by means of a common
parabola, whose * absciss is a 3 + b x + c, and an hyperbola, whose absciss is* ...

### 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 ...

### The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

If the latus rectum of the curve be denoted by
a, the ordinate, MC, by y, and its corresponding **absciss**, A M, by x ; then the
known equation, expressing the relation of x and y, being a x = y2, we have, in
this ...

### The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

iven eircle, w = a d, or **A D any absciss** or arc, and y = de, its ordinate, which will
be either the fine D E = s, cofine C E = c, versed fine A E = v, tangent A F = t,
cotangent G H = T, fecant C F = /, or cosecant C H = a, according to the nature of
the ...

### A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary (1815)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, Comprised Under the Heads Mathemetics, Astronomy, and Philosophy Both Natural and Experimental; with an Historical Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of These Sciences; Also Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Authors, Both Ancient and Modern, who by Their Discoveries Or Improvements Have Contributed to the Advancement of Them by Charles Hutton

And points through which it is to pass may be easily found by means of a
common parabola whose **absciss** is ax1 H- bx □+□ c, and **an hyperbola whose
absciss** is - ; for y will be equal to the sum or difference of the corresponding
ordinates of ...

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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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