Meaning of translation of axes

transla'tion of ax'es

Pronunciation: (ak'sēz), [key]
— Math. Math.
  1. the process of replacing the axes in a Cartesian coordinate system with a new set of axes, parallel to the first, used to write equations of curves not centered about the origin.
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