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axis

noun [C]     /ˈæksɪs/ (plural axes /ˈæksiːz/)
GRAPHS & CHARTS one of two or more fixed lines on a graph: horizontal/vertical axis We can label the axes - time is on the horizontal axis, and the amount (or value) of money is shown on the vertical axis.an axis measures/shows/represents The vertical axis shows the rate of growth in inflation-adjusted GDP.
(Definition of axis noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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