# Abscissae Sentence Examples

The ordinates of the curve give the strain in cwts., and the

**abscissae**the distance in miles measured from the Canso end; as the strain is proportional to the depth, 18 cwts.Steinmetz's formula may be tested by taking a series of hysteresis curves between different limits of B,' measuring their areas by a pianimeter, and plotting the logarithms of these divided by 47r as ordinates against logarithms of the corresponding maximum values of B as

**abscissae**.During the first stage, when the magnetizing force is small, the magnetization (or the induction) increases rather slowly with increasing force; this is well shown by the nickel curve in the diagram, but the effect would be no less conspicuous in the iron curve if the

**abscissae**were plotted to a larger scale.The sides of the trapezette are the " bounding ordinates "; their

**abscissae**being xo and xo+H, where H is the breadth of the trapezette.The ordinates give the wave-lengths in, up. The

**abscissae**give fc in 0.01 mm., commencing at fc fF.The

**abscissae**represent intervals of time, the ordinates the measured lengths of the growing filament.The enclosed area for each temperature represents the total emission of energy for that temperature, the

**abscissae**are the wavelengths, and the ordinates the corresponding intensities of emission for that wave-length.Newlands in England, that if they are arranged in the order of their atomic weights they fall into groups in which similar chemical and physical properties are repeated at periodic intervals; and in particular he showed that if the atomic weights are plotted as ordinates and the atomic volumes as

**abscissae**, the curve obtained presents a series of maxima and minima, the most electro-positive elements appearing at the peaks of the curve in the order of their atomic weights.The numerical results of the civil service examinations are reduced so as to conform to a certain symmetrical "frequency-curve," of which the

**abscissae**represent percentages of marks between definite limits and the ordinates the number of candidates obtaining marks between those limits.