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abscissa

 [ab-sis´ah]
the horizontal line in a graph along which are plotted the units of one of the variables considered in the study, as time in a time-temperature study. The other line is called the ordinate.
Axes of graph showing normal distribution curve.

ab·scis·sa

(ab-sis'ă),
In a plane cartesian coordinate system, the horizontal axis (x). Compare: ordinate.
[L. ab-scindo, pp. -scissus, to cut away from]

abscissa

/ab·scis·sa/ (ab-sis´ah) the horizontal line in a graph along which are plotted the units of one of the factors considered in the study. Symbol .

abscissa

[absis′ə]
Etymology: L, ab, away; scindere, to cut
a point on a horizontal Cartesian coordinate plane measured from the y-axis (or vertical axis) running perpendicular to the plane, or the x-axis.

ab·scis·sa

(ab-sis'ă)
In a plane cartesian coordinate system, the horizontal axis (x).
[L. ab-scindo, pp. -scissus, to cut away from]

abscissa

the horizontal line in a graph along which are plotted the units of one of the factors considered in the study, as time in a time-temperature study. The other line is called the ordinate.
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5), the abscissa of which is exactly half of atomic mass of the last element.
Functional [PHI] is shift invariant (2) with abscissa homogeneity property (4) and ordinate homogeneity property (5)
FT-IR spectrometry data Abscissa (wavenumber) limits, [cm.
a) For the overmolded samples without oven heat treatment, the abscissa corresponds to the calculated maximum interface temperature.
Bland and Altman have pointed to the presentation of difference plots, where they recommend mean values of both methods on the abscissa [4]; however, the risk of regression towards the mean is negligible in studies where field methods are compared with Reference Methods, because the results from the Reference Method (used on the abscissa) are assumed to have negligible error.
If the between-method differences are plotted with the laboratory method as the abscissa, the uncertainty because of known analytical variation for the abscissa will be low compared with a plot with the average of the two methods as the abscissa.
Also, the abscissa is converted to the distance along fiber axis by multiplying time-axis by the moving velocity of neck-like deformation.
5), the valid axes which, on the X axis and along the line Y = 1, cut apiece with abscissa 411.
A measure adopted for the size of an activity in the County, is "share of the revenue structure of an activity compared with total revenue in economy" on the abscissa, and a measure adopted for a degree of the activity expansion is "number of entrepreneurs".
79]) and the MWD scale curve is obtained after shifting the abscissa (log [M.
Approximation of diagrams of the anode wear dependence upon time of operation at various values of arc current represents in first approximation a collection of straight lines with different angles of slope to abscissa axis (see Figure 6).
A particularly useful way of displaying the model output and the data is shown as Figure 8, which again uses the logarithm of He on the abscissa, but now has as ordinate [V.