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Saltos de línea: ab|scissa
Pronunciación: /abˈsɪsə

Definición de abscissa en inglés:

sustantivo (plural abscissae /-siː/ or abscissas)

(In a system of coordinates) the distance from a point to the vertical or y-axis, measured parallel to the horizontal or x-axis; the x-coordinate. Compare with ordinate.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Open and closed time histograms were plotted using a logarithmic abscissa and a square root ordinate and fitted to the sum of exponential functions by maximal likelihood using the program TACFit (Bruxton Corporation, Seattle, WA).
  • That is to say, the intercepts on the abscissa and the ordinate should be higher for isocline 2 at x = 1.
  • Plotted on the abscissa of the graph are the incompatibility values or the proportions of informative sites incompatible with the particular clade in the set of artificially generated sequences.


early 17th century (denoting the part of a line between a point on it and the point of intersection with an ordinate): from modern Latin abscissa (linea) 'cut-off (line)', feminine past participle of abscindere (see abscission).

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