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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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[Plural] noun- The horizontal coordinate of a point in a plane Cartesian coordinate system obtained by measuring parallel to the x-axis.

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  • The abscissae represent intervals of time, the ordinates the measured lengths of the growing filament.
  • The abscissae, or horizontal distances, are temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit from 30 degrees below zero, at the left, to 220 degrees above, at the right.
  • To find these speeds we load the brake to different weights, and plot the resulting speeds and horse powers as abscissae and ordinates producing the curve, BB.
  • Now Leibniz could retort that that this argument depends crucially on the assumption that the portion of the curve between abscissae 0 and dx is indeed straight. for more
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