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The horizontal coordinate on a plane which is measured from the y (vertical) axis.
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abscissa (s) (noun); abscissae, abscissas (pl)
1. The distance of a point from the vertical axis of a graph as measured parallel to the horizontal axis: The abscissa was highlighted in red on the graph.

2. In mathematics, the horizontal coordinate or x-coordinate of a point in a two-dimensional system of Cartesian coordinates: The abscissa is the distance from the vertical axis or y-axis measured along a line parallel to the horizontal axis or x-axis.

In the statistics class, students were asked to explain the abscissa on the graph.

The various abscissas on the chart were highlighted in different colors.

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