x-axis

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noun x-ax·is \ ˈeks-ˌak-səs \

Definition of x-axis

1 :the axis in a plane Cartesian coordinate system parallel to which abscissas are measured
2 :one of the three axes in a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system

First Known Use of x-axis

1886


X-AXIS Defined for Kids

x-axis

noun x-ax·is \ ˈeks-ˌak-səs \

Definition of x-axis for Students

:a line of reference usually stretching horizontally on a graph

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