# Abscissa Sentence Examples

- The measured lengths are marked off on ordinates erected on an
**abscissa**, along which the times are noted. - The ordinate whose
**abscissa**is xo+ z H. - The ordinate of the trapezette will be denoted by u, and the
**abscissa**of this ordinate, i.e. - Thus PS (or OR) is the
**abscissa**of P. The word appears for the first time in a Latin work written by Stefano degli Angeli (1623-1697), a professor of mathematics in Rome. - The relation between x and t in any particular case may be illustrated by means of a curve constructed with I as
**abscissa**and x as ordinate. - A curve with I as
**abscissa**and u as ordinate is called the curve of velocities or velocity-time curve. - If we construct a curve with x as
**abscissa**and X as ordinats, this work is represented, as in J. - It is obvious that the co-ordinates of any point on an ellipse may be expressed in terms of a single parameter, the
**abscissa**being a cos q4, and the ordinate b sin 43, since on eliminating 4 between x = a cos and y = b sin 4) we obtain the equation to the ellipse. - It arises mainly in statistics, when the ordinate of the trapezette represents the relative frequency of occurrence of the magnitude represented by the
**abscissa**x; the magnitude of the**abscissa**corresponding to the median ordinate is then the " median value of x." - The statement that the ordinate u of a trapezette is a function of the
**abscissa**x, or that u=f(x), must be distinguished from u =f(x) as the equation to the top of the trapezette. - If, as is usually the case, the ordinate throughout each strip of the trapezette can be expressed approximately as an algebraical function of the
**abscissa**, the application of the integral calculus gives the area of the figure. - Such a line has for
**abscissa**the distance of a load from one end of a girder, and for ordinate the bending moment or shear at any given section, or on any member, due to that load. - As freezing progresses, at each successive temperature reached the frozen austenite has the carbon-content of the point on Aa which that temperature
**abscissa**cuts, and the still molten part or " mother-metal " has the carbon-content horizontally opposite this on the line AB. - The ordinate of the dotted curve which contains its "centre of gravity" has, of course, for its
**abscissa**the "mean" number of glands; the maximum ordinate of the curve is, however, at 2.98, or sensibly at 3 glands, showing what Pearson has called the "modal" number of glands, or the number occurring most frequently. - In modern notation, if we denote the ordinate by y, the distance of the foot of the ordinate from the vertex (the
**abscissa**) by x, and the latus rectum by p, these relations may be expressed as 31 2 for the hyperbola. - We take a fixed line OX, usually drawn horizontally; for each value of X we measure a length or
**abscissa**ON equal to x.L, and draw an ordinate NP at right angles to OX and equal to the corresponding value of y .