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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.
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## 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]
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## 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]
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The experiment for layout is performed by considering generations as the abscissa and logistic cost F as the ordinate.
Forcing strictly increasing abscissas, and [c.sub.4] = 1, the optimal SSP method has C [approximately equal to] 0.450 and the following coefficients:
Observe that a zooming operation means rescaling by the same amount abscissas and ordinates like seeing the intersection point as using magnifying glasses of increasing power.
The latter ones bear the following properties: such a hyperbola intersects with the respective straight hyperbola at the ordinate y = 0.5 and the abscissa equal to the double mass of the element; the line y = 0.5 is the axis of symmetry for the arcs; the real and tangential lines of such hyperbolas meet each other; the normal of such a hyperbola is the real axis and the tangential line of another hyperbola of this kind.
In this histogram, we look for all the abscissas corresponding to a pixel density equal to WW.
(b)-the arcs [C'.sub.n] and [C".sub.n] of the circle C(O,[r'.sub.n]), r'.sub.n] = 2 sup([r.sub.n], [absolute value of [r.sub.n]]), respectively above and below the axis of abscissas, between [L'.sub.n] and [L".sub.n].
O eixo das abscissas representa a largura da faixa de aplicacao calculada para cada CV correspondente no eixo das ordenadas.
It may be noticed in (2.14) that the abscissas of the Radau quadrature [7] inside of the interval [0,1) are the zeros [x.sub.s] of the equation [P.sub.no] (x) = 0.
The source current is moved along the interface at z = 0 by occupying several abscissas [x.sub.s] within the interval [SIGMA] = [-[x.sub.M], [x.sub.M]].
The abscissas of the AMMI biplot are the main effects ([[alpha].sub.g] and [[beta].sub.e]) while the genotype interaction scores ([[lambda].sup.0.5] [[??].sub.g]) and environment interaction scores ([[lambda].sup.0.5] [[eta].sub.e]) are the ordinates.
Let f be the abscissas of all points in a plane and g be the ordinates of these points, then h = f [disjunction] g is the set of coordinates of all points in the plane.

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