from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The vertical axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
- noun One of three axes in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
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- noun algebraic geometry The axis on a
graphthat is usually drawn from bottom to top and usually shows the range of values of variabledependent on one other variable, or the second of two independent variables.
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- noun the vertical axis in a plane coordinate system
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Then he offers a bizarre diagram, with two axes: on the y-axis, innovation; on the x-axis, choice.
You have a horrible tendency to post charts and either not label them properly (usually the y-axis) or not state what each curve represents (in this case it happens to be fairly obvious, but you should still state it explicitly).
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.
Then, down the left side of the page (the vertical y-axis), you write all of the common issues that come up in a typical week.
The value on the y-axis relative to the value on the x-axis. gwjunkie Says:
It made sense to me, but that was when I read the y-axis as “how smart your parents think you are.”
The key to understanding this one is knowing that her dependent variable is on the y-axis, so Insecurity is being predicted by the independent variable on the x-axis, Products.
Here we go … the x-axis is the independent variable (price of chicken) … the y-axis is the dependent variable (squirrel population).
That missing ‘l’ made me misread the y-axis label as something related to atheism.
I first read the y-axis as ‘authenticism’. .which of course would have more accurately been ‘authenticity’ … anyways.