Translation of "axis" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈæk.sɪs/ us plural axes uk /ˈæk.siːz/ us

a real or imaginary straight line going through the centre of a object that is spinning, or a line that divides a symmetrical shape into two equal halves

The earth revolves around the axis that joins the North and South Poles.
The diameter of a circle is also an axis.

a fixed line on a graph used to show the position of a point

Plot distance on the vertical y-axis against time on the horizontal x-axis.

(Translation of “axis” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈӕksis/ (plural axes /ˈӕksiːz/)

the real or imaginary line on which a thing turns (as the axis of the earth, from North Pole to South Pole, around which the earth turns).

The globe rotates on its axis.

a fixed line used as a reference, as in a graph

He plotted the temperatures on the horizontal axis.

(Translation of “axis” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)