y-axis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (wī'ak"sis), [key]
— pl. y-ax•es
- Also called(in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured. See diag. under
- (in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of y are measured and at which both x and z equal zero.
- y-axis (Thesaurus)