Definition of “axis” - English Dictionary

“axis” in British English

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axisnoun [ C ]

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

the Axisnoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈæk.sɪs/ us /ˈæk.sɪs/

(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 imaginary straight line that goes through the center of a spinning object or a line that divides a shape into two equal halves

earth science The earth's axis is an imaginary line that goes through the earth between the North Pole and the South Pole.

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)

“axis” in Business English

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axisnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæksɪs/ us plural axes /ˈæksiːz/

GRAPHS & CHARTS one of two or more fixed lines on a graph:

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)