y-axis

noun
y-ax·​is | \ˈwī-ˌak-səs \

Definition of y-axis 

1 : the axis of a plane Cartesian coordinate system parallel to which ordinates are measured

2 : one of the three axes in a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system

First Known Use of y-axis

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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y-axis

noun
y-ax·​is | \ˈwī-ˌak-ˌsəs\

Kids Definition of y-axis

: a line of reference usually stretching vertically on a graph

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