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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wahy ak-sis]
    • /waɪ ˈæk sɪs/
    • /ˈwaɪˌæk.sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wahy ak-sis]
    • /waɪ ˈæk sɪs/

Definitions of y-axis word

  • noun plural y-axis 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. 1
  • noun plural y-axis (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. 1
  • noun y-axis (algebraic geometry) 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. 0

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Origin of y-axis

First appearance:

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

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y-axis popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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