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Meaning of “x-axis” in the English Dictionary

"x-axis" in British English

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x-axisnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈeksˌæk.sɪs/ specialized
the ​line of figures or coordinates that are ​arranged from ​left to ​right along the ​bottom of a graph or ​map
(Definition of x-axis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"X-axis" in American English

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X-axisnoun [C]

 /ˈeksˌæk·sɪs/ (plural X-axes  /ˈeksˌæk·siz/ )
mathematics a ​horizontalline that ​forms one ​side of a ​coordinateplane (= ​regionformed by two ​numberlines)
(Definition of X-axis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"x-axis" in Business English

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x-axisnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈeksˌæksɪs/ GRAPHS & CHARTS
the ​horizontalline of ​figures along the ​bottom of a ​graph, often ​representingtime: The x-axis ​representsexpenditure and the ​y-axisprofit.
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(Definition of x-axis from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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