x-intercept

noun

x-in·​ter·​cept ˈeks-ˈin-tər-ˌsept How to pronounce x-intercept (audio)
: the x-coordinate of a point where a line, curve, or surface intersects the x-axis

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of x-intercept was circa 1939

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“X-intercept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/x-intercept. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

x-intercept

noun

x-in·​ter·​cept
ˈek-ˈsint-ər-ˌsept
: the abscissa of a point where a line or curve intersects the x-axis compare y-intercept
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