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“… 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.

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