Definitions for y-axisˈwaɪˌæk sɪs; ˈwaɪˌæk siz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

y-ax•isˈwaɪˌæk sɪs; ˈwaɪˌæk siz(n.)(pl.)y-ax•es

  1. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usu. vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured.

    Category: Math

  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.

    Category: Math

Origin of y-axis:

1925–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. y-axis(noun)

    the vertical axis in a plane coordinate system

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

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