Definitions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
 noun The horizontal axis of a twodimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
 noun One of three axes in a threedimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
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 noun algebraic geometry The axis on a
graph that is usually drawn left to right and usually shows the range of values of anindependent variable .
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 noun the horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system
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Examples

The value on the yaxis relative to the value on the xaxis. gwjunkie Says:

The point for D&D/other nerds should be under the xaxis.

Once again, we need a line graph with “religious references” on the xaxis, and “number of comments” on the y.

December 18th, 2009 at 12: 32 pm further down the xaxis the line dives all the way down to contempt.

The graph itself needs to be rotated 90 degrees, so that size is indeed the xaxis and shame the yaxis, but simply switching the labels is ineffective, as it changes (and makes wrong) the meaning of the graph.

Her deft touch rotated the Challenger ninety degrees around its yaxis, and then set the ship spinning around the xaxis as it rushed toward the swooping enemy ship.

For example, the xaxis of this chart is based on “cash income.”

Perhaps what your RP scale needs is an identity xaxis and a context yaxis?

Her deft touch rotated the Challenger ninety degrees around its yaxis, and then set the ship spinning around the xaxis as it rushed toward the swooping enemy ship.

“Adolescents” can also substitut for “snobs” on the xaxis.
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