x-intercept

noun
x-in·​ter·​cept | \ ˈeks-ˈin-tər-ˌsept How to pronounce x-intercept (audio) \

Definition of x-intercept

: the x-coordinate of a point where a line, curve, or surface intersects the x-axis

First Known Use of x-intercept

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

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“X-intercept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/x-intercept. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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