 IN MATH: 1. n. the x-intercept, or y-intercept, or z-intercept, etc.; a point where a curve crosses the x-axis, or crosses the y-axis, or crosses the z-axis, etc. EX. A linear equation when graphed has at most one x-intercept. 2. n. the ordinate of the y-intercept, as in (0,b) or b of y = mx + b.

 See: A Graph is A Portrait - an essay on the concepts of graph GRAPHITI - introductory coordinate geometry, point generation, distance, functions Point-Plotting Animation - see step-by-step how to create a graph What's a Function? - Index on topics like "How Functions Are Composed or Created", "Polynomial & Rational Functions" page 10, "Finally ... Functions" -- an introduction to functions as a direct consequence of operations Functions & Operations -- a page that computes & illustrate how functions work - Function and Relation Library - Many functions w/their features & graphs Graphing Vocabulary Function Vocabulary

IN ENGLISH: 1. v. to interrupt or to prevent. EX. The defensive end intercepted the pass.

APPLICATION: (see list 230)

1. State the y-intercept of the graph of y = 3x + 4.

2. State the y-intercept of the graph of y = 5.

3. State the y-intercept of the graph of x = -2.

4. State the x-intercepts of the graph of (x + 3)(x - 2) = 0.   This is a page from the dictionary MATH SPOKEN HERE!, published in 1995 by MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS, inc., ISBN: 0-9623593-5-1.   You are hereby granted permission to make ONE printed copy of this page and its picture(s) for your PERSONAL and not-for-profit use.