Share this entry
x-axis Syllabification: x-ax·is

Definition of x-axis in English:


The principal or horizontal axis of a system of coordinates, points along which have a value of zero for all other coordinates. Compare with y-axis.
Example sentences
  • By drawing a line through the points I could find where they crossed the x-axis, then measure the distance between crossings.
  • In order to compare the evolution of foraging variables between birds, the x-axis was transformed into a percentage.
  • Next, the student selects the endpoints for the integral by clicking with the mouse on the x-axis in the graph window.
Definition of x-axis in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources