The abscissa of such a curve is the reading of the instrument to be corrected.
To provide for such cases the curve is drawn as if it never touched the abscissa.
A curve is thus obtained, the ordinate representing growth elongation and the abscissa the time.
A Thermo-crescent Curve is thus obtained, the ordinate of which represents increment of growth, and the abscissa, the time.
As the temperature is made to rise one degree per minute, the abscissa also represents rise of temperature (Fig. 66).
The ordinate of the curve represents the intensity of response, and the abscissa the time (fig. 1).
The ordinate in these curves represents the E.M. variation, and the abscissa the time.
Thus we find the curve at first slightly convex, then straight and ascending, and lastly, concave to the abscissa (fig. 30).
The curve as a whole becomes, first slightly convex to the abscissa, then straight and ascending, and lastly concave.
The abscissa and the ordinate do not measure commensurable units.
abscissa Plural abscissas or abscissae (āb-sĭs'ē) The distance of a point from the y-axis on a graph in the Cartesian coordinate system. It is measured parallel to the x-axis. For example, a point having coordinates (2,3) has 2 as its abscissa. Compare ordinate. |