x-axis
noun Date: 1886 1. the axis in a plane Cartesian coordinate system parallel to which abscissas are measured 2. one of the three axes in a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system

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  • x-axis — UK US /ˈeksˌæksɪs/ noun [S] GRAPHS & CHARTS ► the horizontal line of figures along the bottom of a graph, often representing time: »The x axis represents expenditure and the y axis profit. → See also HORIZONTAL AXIS(Cf. ↑horizontal axis) →… …   Financial and business terms

  • x-axis — [eks′ak΄sis] n. pl. x axes [eks′ak΄sēz] Geom. 1. the horizontal, or more nearly horizontal, axis in a plane Cartesian coordinate system, along which the abscissa is measured 2. a similar axis that is perpendicular to the y axis and the z axis of… …   English World dictionary

  • x-axis — noun the horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system • Hypernyms: ↑coordinate axis * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : the axis of abscissas in a plane Cartesian coordinate system 2. : one of the three axes in a three dimensional rectangular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • x-axis — x ax•is [[t]ˈɛksˌæk sɪs[/t]] n. pl. x ax•es [[t]ˈɛksˌæk siz[/t]] 1) math. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usu. horizontal, along which the abscissa is measured and from which the ordinate is measured 2) math. (in a three… …   From formal English to slang

  • x-axis — /eks ak sis/, n., pl. x axes /eks ak seez/. Math. 1. Also called axis of abscissas. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually horizontal, along which the abscissa is measured and from which the ordinate is measured. See diag.… …   Universalium

  • x-axis — i. The longitudinal axis of an aircraft around which the aircraft rolls and banks. Also called a rolling axis. ii. The horizontal axis in a system of rectangular coordinates. The line on which distances to the right or the left (east or west) of… …   Aviation dictionary

  • x-axis — noun The axis on a graph that is usually drawn left to right and usually shows the range of values of an independent variable …   Wiktionary

  • x-axis — horizontal axis (Mathematics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • X-axis — /ˈɛks æksəs / (say eks aksuhs) noun the horizontal reference axis in a two dimensional Cartesian coordinate system …   Australian English dictionary

  • x-axis — UK / US noun [singular] maths a fixed line that goes from left to right and is used for showing measurements or for finding the position of points on a graph …   English dictionary

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