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y-axis Syllabification: y-ax·is

Definition of y-axis in English:


The secondary or vertical axis of a system of coordinates, points along which have a value of zero for all other coordinates. Compare with x-axis.
Example sentences
  • Start to draw the slope at the left-hand vertical line of grid, which is the y-axis.
  • The x-axis shows the population in millions whilst the y-axis shows different age ranges.
  • Consecutive locations outlining an ' impact corridor ' are linked along the y-axis.
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