how to pronounce axis


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axis is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of axis in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… disc on the y-axis now this disc has …”

meanings of axis


  1. Axis axis, a deer native to Asia.
  2. A form of classification and descriptions of mental disorders or disabilities used in manuals such as the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
  3. The second cervical vertebra of the spine.
  4. An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry).
  5. A fixed one-dimensional figure, such as a line or arc, with an origin and orientation and such that its points are in one-to-one correspondence with a set of numbers; an axis forms part of the basis of a space or is used to position and locate data in a graph (a coordinate axis).
  6. The main stem or central part about which organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.


  1. The alliance (in effect before and during World War II) of Germany, Italy, Japan, and several minor allied countries, which opposed the Allies.

axis frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word axis occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics axis can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that axis can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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