# Abscissa

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## Definition of the noun abscissa

What does abscissa mean as a name of something?

**noun** - plural: abscissas / abscissae *(less preferred form)*

- the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- more generic term: Cartesian coordinate = one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively

## Explanation

**Abscissa** is a software.

## Phrases with Abscissa

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## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abscissa

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### Boundary Element Methods in Engineering (2012)

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Boundary Element Methods: Advances in Solid and Fluid Mechanics East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, October 2–4, 1989 by Balkrishna S. Annigeri, Kadin Tseng

* The abscissa is the dimensionless distance along the shear plane* (see Figure 1)
measured from A (x = 0) to B (x = 1). It can be observed that the temperature
increascs gradually, attains a maximum and decreases. For Pe = 1, the maxima ...

### Physics in Collision 10, June 21-23, 1990, Duke University, Durham (1990)

by A. Goshaw, Lucien Montanet

* The abscissa is the mass of the slepton while the ordinate is the mass of the
unobserved supersymmetric object present in the decay of a slepton*. Figure 11a
is a recent update for the smuon. The full curve is valid if one assumes that L and
R ...

### A Treatise on the Art of Measuring (1831)

by James Ryan

* An abscissa is that part AF, or CG, of the diameter, which is contained between
either of the extremities of that diameter and the ordinate*.* 13. The aris of a
parabola BAC, is a right line AD drawn from the vertex, so as to divide the figure
into ...

### Modern House Builder (1857)

From the Cabin and Cottage to the Mansion by Zephaniah Baker

* the abscissa is that part contained within the vertex and the ordinate, b b, which
limits its length, as e bf*. C a. g. fig. 41. The hyperbola is a figure formed by the
plane of a section of a cone, c b d, fig. 43, by a line either parallel to its axis, as g,
...

### A complete system of mensuration of superficies and solids, of all regular figures ... (1834)

by Tobias Ostrander

* The abscissa is that part of the axis which is contained between the vertex and
the ordinate*. 14.

### Experimental Mechanics (1998)

Advances in Design, Testing and Analysis : Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Oxford, UK, 24-28 August 1998 by I. M. Allison

Calculated results of the added mass are shown by solid lines in Figure 5, where
* the abscissa is the Froude number, F*. The added mass was reduced by . AI / Rs2
pd02W0 (4) where AI is an added moment of inertia due to fluid motion and WQ ...

### Physics of Solar Energy (2011)

by C. Julian Chen

* The abscissa is the band gap of the semiconductor in electron volts*. Values of
several important solar cell materials are indicated. The ultimate efficiency is
determined by the absorption edge and thermalization of excited electrons.

### A Mathematical Solution Book Containing Systematic Solutions to Many of the Most Difficult Problems (1888)

Taken from the Leading Authors on Arithmetic and Algebra, Many Problems and Solutions from Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus, Many Problems and Solutions from the Leading Mathematical Journals of the United States, and Many Original Problems and Solutions by Benjamin Franklin Finkel

* The Abscissa is that part of the axis which is contained between the vertex and
the ordinate*. 13. An Hyperbola is a section...

* The Abscissa is the part of the axis
intercepted between that ordinate and the vertex*. 1. ELLIPSE. a2y2-\-6*x2= a2b2
...

### The Practical Mathematician, Containing Logarithms, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Algebra, Navigation, Spherics and Natural Philosophy, Etc (1800)

by John SABINE

* An abscissa is that part of the diameter, which is Co'n: aimed between the vertex
and the ordinate; as A b, v l2*.—lf a cone be cut by a plane, which is arall ' ~, if its
slant'sides, the section will be a parabols_fi;,l “the! 13.—The axis of a parabola is
...

### A Treatise on the Valuation of Annuities and Assurances on Lives and Survivorships (1815)

On the Construction of Tables of Mortality and on the Probabilities and Expectations of Life by Joshua Milne

commencement of that interval, the population, increasing or decreasing
proportionally, will, at every instant of time, be measured by the ordinate of a
logarithmic curve, whereof * the corresponding abscissa is the measure of the time
elapsed*; ...

### Statistics in Management Studies

*The distance of a point from
origin along x axis is called abscissa*; and the distance of : Graphical
Presentation (71-84) Graphical Presentation Graphs of the Frequency
Distribution.

### A Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

FREQUENCY POLYGON A graphic
illustration of a distribution, made by joining a set of points, for each of which * the
abscissa is the midpoint of the class and the ordinate, or height, is the frequency*.

### Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Cardiac Contractile Force (2013)

by Donald Bers

Schematic diagram of the Ca channel, showing two binding sites and the
energy profile for a single Ca or Na ion as they traverse * the channel where the
abscissa is the electrical distance across the membrane* (from Almers &
McLeskey, ...

### Indicators of Environmental Quality (2013)

by William A. Thomas

* a second graph whose abscissa is the frequency of rapids and falls*. The
resulting graph gives a spectrum called “Scale of River Character,” showing
relative positions of each river, with “small and placid” at one extreme and “large
and ...

### Modern Optical Spectroscopy (2007)

With Exercises and Examples from Biophysics and Biochemistry by William W. Parson

* The abscissa is the vibrational energy in the ground state* (hυa) relative to kBT.
The dotted curve shows the ground-state partition function (Za) assumption is
valid, the ratio of fluorescence to absorbance at a given frequency should have a
...

### Dictionary of Analysis, Calculus, and Differential Equations (1999)

by Douglas N. Clark

**abscissa** of absolute convergence point from the y-axis and the ordinate is the
vertical distance from the x-axis. **abscissa** of absolute convergence The unique
real number aa such that the Dirichlet series the function f(s) represented by the ...

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

Let AB, **the abscissa** of a curve, be the geometrical expression of a variahle
quantity at', and let BP the corresponding ordinate, be the expression for y, any
function sz; then the curve line itself is the locns of the equation expressing the
relation ...

### Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

=c, a general equation of n dimensions, express the relation between **the
abscissa** and ordinate of a curve, then for every different value of x, there are n
values of y; therefore the ordinate will cut the curve in n, or in n-2, n–4, &c. points,
...

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

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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