y-axis
noun Date: 1875 1. the axis of a plane Cartesian coordinate system parallel to which ordinates are measured 2. one of the three axes in a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system

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  • y-axis — UK US /ˈwaɪˌæksɪs/ noun [S] GRAPHS & CHARTS ► the vertical line of figures along the side of a graph: »Annual profits over the last 10 years are plotted on the y axis. → See also VERTICAL AXIS(Cf. ↑vertical axis) → Compare X AXIS( …   Financial and business terms

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

  • y-axis — noun the vertical axis in a plane coordinate system • Hypernyms: ↑coordinate axis * * * 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • y-axis — /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 …   Universalium

  • y-axis — i. The lateral axis of the aircraft about which an aircraft pitches. Also called the pitch axis, normal axis, z axis, and yawing axis. ii. A vertical two dimensional system of rectangular coordinates. The reference line on which distances above… …   Aviation dictionary

  • y-axis — noun The axis on a graph that is usually drawn from bottom to top and usually shows the range of values of variable dependent on one other variable, or the second of two independent variables …   Wiktionary

  • y-axis — vertical axis (Mathematics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Y-axis — /ˈwaɪ æksəs / (say wuy aksuhs) noun the vertical reference axis in a two dimensional Cartesian coordinate system …   Australian English dictionary

  • Y-axis — Ось ординат, игреков …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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