# x-axis

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## x-ax·is

(ĕks′ăk′sĭs)
n. pl. x-ax·es (-ăk′sēz)
1. The horizontal axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
2. One of three axes in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.

## x-axis

n
(Mathematics) a reference axis, usually horizontal, of a graph or two- or three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system along which the x-coordinate is measured
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## x-ax•is

(ˈɛksˌæk sɪs)

n., pl. x-ax•es (ˈɛksˌæk siz)
1. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usu. horizontal, along which the abscissa is measured and from which the ordinate is measured.
2. (in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of x are measured and at which both y and z equal zero.
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## x-ax·is

(ĕks′ăk′sĭs)
1. The horizontal axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
2. One of the three axes of a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 x-axis - the horizontal axis in a plane coordinate systemcoordinate axis - one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
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## x-axis

nX-Achse f
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Since the four accelerometers arranged along x-axis (or y-axis) provided consistent frequency information for the same vibration mode with the difference in signal strength (or the height of the spikes on the curves), the time-domain acceleration signals, as well as the corresponding PSD curves, recorded by the accelerometers located at the top of the specimen are presented illustratively in the following in order to save space.
On the lateral surface of the skull, a rectangular coordinate system was established by a horizontal line (X-axis) and a vertical line (Y-axis).
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Methods Machine Tools says that the NTY3-250 provides X-axis and Z-axis speeds of 1181 ipm and 1574 ipm, respectively.

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