axis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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# Meaning of “axis” in the English Dictionary

## "axis" in British English

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### axisnoun [C]

uk us /ˈæk.sɪs/ (plural axes uk /ˈæk.siːz/ us )

#### axisnoun[C] (IMAGINARY LINE)

a ​real or ​imaginarystraightline going through the ​centre of a ​object that is ​spinning, or a ​line that ​divides a ​symmetricalshape into two ​equalhalves: The ​earthrevolves around the axis that ​joins the ​North and ​South Poles. The ​diameter of a ​circle is also an axis. a ​fixedline on a ​graph used to show the ​position of a ​point: Plot ​distance on the ​verticaly-axis against ​time on the ​horizontalx-axis.

#### axisnoun[C] (BONE)

specialized anatomy, medical the second of the ​smallbones in the ​neck that ​form the ​spine and ​support the ​skull

#### axisnoun[C] (POLITICAL AGREEMENT)

an ​agreement between ​governments or ​politicians to ​work together to ​achieve a ​particularaim: the Franco-German axis
(Definition of axis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

## "axis" in American English

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### axisnoun [C]

us /ˈæk·səs/ (plural axes  /ˈæk·siz/ )
a ​real or ​imaginarystraightline that goes through the ​center of a ​spinningobject or a ​line that ​divides a ​shape into two ​equalhalves earth science The earth's axis is an ​imaginaryline that goes through the ​earth between the ​NorthPole and the ​SouthPole. mathematics An axis is also a ​line on a ​graph used to show the ​position of a ​point.
(Definition of axis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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### axisnoun [C]

uk us /ˈæksɪs/ (plural axes /ˈæksiːz/ )
GRAPHS & CHARTS one of two or more ​fixedlines on a : 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
 in Spanish eje… in Vietnamese trục, trục đồ thị… in Malaysian paksi… in Thai แกน, เส้นผ่านศูนย์กลาง… in French axe… in German die Achse… in Chinese (Simplified) 轴（线）, 中心线, 参考轴线，基准线，坐标线… in Turkish eksen, bir grafiğin altında veya yanında ölçümleri gösteren çizgi, hat… in Russian ось… in Indonesian poros… in Chinese (Traditional) 軸（線）, 中心線, 參考軸線，基準線，坐標線… in Polish oś…
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