## What is meant by abscissa and ordinate?

In common usage, the abscissa refers to the horizontal (x) axis and the ordinate refers to the vertical (y) axis of a standard two-dimensional graph.

### What is an abscissa on a graph?

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. The abscissa is also known as the “x” coordinate of a point, shown on the horizontal line, with the ordinate, also known as the “y” coordinate, shown on the vertical line.

#### What is the abscissa and ordinate of the origin?

Origin has zero distance from both the axes so that its abscissa and ordinate are both zero. Therefore, the coordinates of the origin are (0, 0).

**What is ordinate Byjus?**

In the coordinate system, the term “Ordinate” refers to the y -coordinate in (x, y). In short, the distance along the y-axis is called the ordinate.

**What is abscissa BYJU’s?**

The coordinates of the X-axis on the cartesian plane is called abscissa. It is the distance measure from Y-axis measured parallel to X-axis. 4.5 (7) (5)

## What is the difference between coordinate and ordinate?

There is a difference in two terms called coordinate and ordinate. The term “coordinate” represents the position of the point along the line, arc and so on, whereas the term “ordinate” represents the value of a coordinate on the y-axis.

### What is the abscissa of 2 and 4?

The abscissa of (-2,4) is -2. Hope it helps.

#### What is the other term for y-coordinate?

Another name for the y-coordinate is the ordinate. Note: The x-coordinate or abscissa represents the directed distance of the point from the y-axis.

**What do you call a set of ordinates?**

The first element of an ordered pair is called its abscissa. The second element of an ordered pair is called its ordinate. The range of a relation is the collection of all ordinates of each ordered pair.

**How is the word ordinate related to abscissa?**

The use of the word “ordinate” is related to the Latin phrase “linea ordinata applicata”, or “line applied parallel”. In a somewhat obsolete variant usage, the abscissa of a point may also refer to any number that describes the point’s location along some path, e.g. the parameter of a parametric equation.

## Which is the first value of the abscissa?

Abscissa and ordinate. Illustration of a Cartesian coordinate plane, showing the absolute values (unsigned dotted line lengths) of the coordinates of the points (2, 3), (0, 0), (–3, 1), and (–1.5, –2.5). The first value in each of these signed ordered pairs is the abscissa of the corresponding point, and the second value is its ordinate.

### Which is the sign of the abscissa of a point?

The abscissa of a point is the signed measure of its projection on the primary axis, whose absolute value is the distance between the projection and the origin of the axis, and whose sign is given by the location on the projection relative to the origin (before: negative; after: positive).