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.
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.
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