# Talk:Abscissa

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This is not a vanity article about me. - Abscissa 22:40, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

## Incorrect Redirect

You know, the abscissa refers specifically to the value of the x-coordinate, not the entire Cartesian coordinate system.

## Necessarily horizontal?

\$0.02 We often think of the abscissa as the horizontal axis but would it not be more correct to think of the abscissa as the axis of the independent variable. Using the ordered pair (x,y), x would be the independent variable and y the dependent variable. The horizontal axis is just a convention and we could as easily rotate the whole thing by some random angle. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Koehn (talkcontribs) 22:26, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

## abscissa

Abscissa is denoted as 'X' coordinate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.95.43.40 (talk) 12:50, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Added a little extra explanation of the abscissa by analogy to an independent variable in a model, and backed it up with a citation. I also gave the image a new caption that actually said something about the abscissa. - Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 23:38, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

## Etymology (and origin)

I added one, and positioned it similarly to that that appears in hypotenuse Rt3368 (talk) 00:45, 11 September 2015 (UTC)