# y-axis

y-axis
noun
the vertical axis in a plane coordinate system
Hypernyms: ↑coordinate axis

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : the axis of ordinates in a plane Cartesian coordinate system
2. : one of the three axes in a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system

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/wuy"ak'sis/, n., pl. y-axes /wuy"ak'seez/. Math.
1. Also called axis of ordinates. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured. See diag. under ordinate.
2. (in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of y are measured and at which both x and z equal zero.
[1925-30]

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yˈ-axis noun (mathematics)
In a graph, the vertical axis along which the y-coordinate is plotted. Cf ↑x-axis, ↑z-axis
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Main Entry:Y

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y-axis UK US noun [singular] maths
a fixed line that goes from top to bottom and is used for showing measurements or for finding the position of points on a graph
Thesaurus: graphs, charts and diagramshyponym

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