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# Abscissa

## Definition of the noun abscissa

What does abscissa mean as a name of something?

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

1. 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

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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 axis of a parabola BAC, is a right line AD drawn from the vertex, so as to divide the figure into ...

### 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 ...

### 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 ...

### Modern House Builder, from the Log Cabin and Cottage to the Mansion (1857)

by Zephaniah Baker

the abscissa is that part contained within the vertex and the ordi- nate, b b, which limits its length, as e b';. fig. 41. The HYPERBOLA is a figure formed by the plane of a section of a cone, c b d, fig. 43, by a Hue either parallel to its axis, as g, ...

### 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, ...

### On Reducing Call Drop Outs by Improving Bit Error Rate Performance in a GSM Mobile Communications System (2008)

The abscissa is the BER, a dimensionless quantity, usually expressed in powers of ten. To create a graph of BER versus Eb/N0, we plot a series of points. Each of these points requires us to run a simulation at a specific value of SNR or Eb/N0.

### Indicators of Environmental Quality (2013)

by William A. Thomas

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 rapid” at the other.

### 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 ...

### Red Cell Deformability and Filterability (2012)

Proceedings of the second workshop held in London, 23 and 24 September 1982 under the auspices of The Royal Society of Medicine and the Groupe de Travail sur la Filtration Erythrocytaire by John A. Dormandy

The top abscissa is the volume concentration (the haematocrit or the leukocrit). The scales for the two types of cells are not exactly superimposed because of the difference in mean corpuscular volume, which is approximately twice as big for ...

### Physical and Chemical Equilibrium for Chemical Engineers (2012)

by Noel de Nevers

Then the vapor-pressure curves of other substances are drawn in on this plot, whose ordinate is the vapor pressure and whose abscissa is a special, nonlinear scale based on the vapor-pressure line of the reference substance.

### Avian Malaria Parasites and other Haemosporidia (2004)

by Gediminas Valkiunas

The abscissa is a calendar and the ordinate is a relative parasitemia. of mature oocysts ofP. relictum is about 40 um. or even more. They significantly stretch the basal lamina and can be clearly seen at the surface of the midgut (PI. III. 5).

### 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)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

=0, a geneial 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 inn, or inn — 2, n — 4, &c. puints, ...

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## Scrabble value of A1B3S1C3I1S1S1A1

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.