The horizontal ("x") value in a pair of coordinates. How far

Always written first in an

In this example, the value "12" is the abscissa.

(The second value "5" shows how far up or down and is called the Ordinate)

**along**the point is.Always written first in an

*ordered pair*of coordinates such as (12,5).In this example, the value "12" is the abscissa.

(The second value "5" shows how far up or down and is called the Ordinate)

See: Ordered Pair

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