A point in the Cartesian plane; x is the abscissa.



  • The first of the two terms by which a point is referred to, in a system of fixed rectilinear coordinate (Cartesian coordinate) axes.
  • The horizontal line representing an axis of a Cartesian coordinate system, on which the abscissa (sense above) is shown.


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  • By ellipsis from Latin [linea] abscissa, feminine of abscissus, perfect passive participle of abscindō. See abscind.

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