Definition of y-axis in English: y-axis
noun Plural y-axes The secondary or vertical axis of a system of coordinates, points along which have a value of zero for all other coordinates.
Example sentences
‘The Y-axis of the graph counts up the density of the molecules, in number of molecules per cubic centimeter of atmosphere.’ ‘For graphical purposes, the cubic function in (a) is not extended below the y-axis.’ ‘The Y-axis shows the frequency of a prevalent mutation for each of the lines.’ ‘Lines represent regressions of linear portion of each curve extrapolated to the y-axis.’ ‘The x-axis shows the population in millions whilst the y-axis shows different age ranges.’ ‘The y-axis is the fraction of sequences falling into a particular bin.’ ‘The more energy available, the higher up the Y-axis the profile is on the graph.’ ‘Note the differences in the scale of the y-axis.’ ‘All data sets have nonzero intercepts of the regression lines with the y-axis.’ ‘The y-axis indicates the number of individuals within each category of average tail moment.’ ‘The y-axis shows the relative increase in the sex comb teeth associated with the double mutants.’ ‘Start to draw the slope at the left-hand vertical line of grid, which is the y-axis.’ ‘Consecutive locations outlining an ' impact corridor ' are linked along the y-axis.’ ‘Note variation in the scale of the y-axis among plots.’ ‘Meeting spaces around the building are plotted along the y-axis, session times along the x.’ ‘The y-axis on each part is square root of HDL cholesterol centered on the cross-specific mean.’ ‘The fitted lines are for the regression of the square root of the y-axis variable on log shoot dry weight.’ ‘Significant differences are for the photosynthetic rates on the y-axis.’ ‘The y-axis indicates the number of markers corresponding to each distance class.’ ‘For graphical purposes, a log scale is used for the y-axis.’