y-intercept

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

Definition of y-intercept

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

First Known Use of y-intercept

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of y-intercept was circa 1939

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“Y-intercept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/y-intercept. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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