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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eks ak-sis]
    • /ɛks ˈæk sɪs/
    • /eks ˈæk.sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks ak-sis]
    • /ɛks ˈæk sɪs/

Definitions of x-axis word

  • noun plural x-axis 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. 1
  • noun plural x-axis (in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of x are measured and at which both y and z equal zero. 1
  • noun x-axis (algebraic geometry) The axis on a graph that is usually drawn left to right and usually shows the range of values of an independent variable. 0

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Origin of x-axis

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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x-axis popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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