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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.


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