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"y-axis" in British English

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y-axisnoun [S]

uk   /ˈwaɪˌæk.sɪs/  us   /ˈwaɪˌæk.sɪs/ specialized
the line of figures or coordinates that are arranged from top to bottom at the side of a graph or map
(Definition of y-axis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Y-axisnoun [C]

 /ˈwɑɪˌæk·sɪs/ (plural Y-axes  /ˈwɑɪˌæk·siz/ )
mathematics a vertical line that forms one side of a coordinate plane (= region formed by two number lines)
(Definition of Y-axis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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y-axisnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈwaɪˌæksɪs/ GRAPHS & CHARTS
the vertical line of figures along the side of a graph: Annual profits over the last 10 years are plotted on the y-axis.
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