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Abscissa

Ab`scis´sa
n.1.(Geom.) One of the elements of reference by which a point, as of a curve, is referred to a system of fixed rectilineal coördinate axes.
Noun1.abscissa - the value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis
(mathematics)abscissa - The x coordinate on an (x, y) graph; the input of a function against which the output is plotted.

y is the "ordinate".

See Cartesian coordinates.
cartesian coordinate
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