x-axis (def 1).
Also called axis of abscissas. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually horizontal, along which the abscissa is measured and from which the ordinate is measured.
(in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of x are measured and at which both y and z equal zero.
a reference axis, usually horizontal, of a graph or two- or three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system along which the x-coordinate is measured
The horizontal axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
One of the three axes of a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
- Axis deer
an Asian deer, Cervus (Axis) axis, of India and Sri Lanka, having a reddish-brown coat spotted with white. Historical Examples It has been occasionally recorded in an axis deer, and in another species, Cariacus superciliaris. The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard In the trees were found the south Asiatic and north […]
- Axis deviation
axis deviation axis deviation n. The deflection of the electrical axis of the heart to the right or left of its normal position. Also called axis shift.
- Axis of evil
noun North Korea, Iraq, and Iran when considered together as a perceived threat to world stability noun any government that sponsors terror Examples Bush singled out North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as the “axis of evil” in a State of the Union address. Word Origin 2002
- Axis of ordinates
y-axis (def 1).