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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)

"Y-axis" in American English

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Y-axisnoun [C]

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

"y-axis" in Business English

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y-axisnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈwaɪˌæksɪs/ GRAPHS & CHARTS
the ​verticalline 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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