from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The horizontal axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
- n. One of three axes in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
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- n. The axis on a graph that is usually drawn left to right and usually shows the range of values of an independent variable.
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- n. the horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system
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Perhaps what your RP scale needs is an identity x-axis and a context y-axis?
For example, the x-axis of this chart is based on “cash income.”
Her deft touch rotated the Challenger ninety degrees around its y-axis, and then set the ship spinning around the x-axis as it rushed toward the swooping enemy ship.
Once again, we need a line graph with “religious references” on the x-axis, and “number of comments” on the y.
The graph itself needs to be rotated -90 degrees, so that size is indeed the x-axis and shame the y-axis, but simply switching the labels is ineffective, as it changes (and makes wrong) the meaning of the graph.
“Adolescents” can also substitut for “snobs” on the x-axis.
December 18th, 2009 at 12: 32 pm further down the x-axis the line dives all the way down to contempt.
The value on the y-axis relative to the value on the x-axis. gwjunkie Says:
The point for D&D/other nerds should be under the x-axis.
As you age, you move along the x-axis until you get to the end of the curve.