- The vertical axis of a two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. (noun)
- One of three axes in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. (noun)
- A reference axis, usually vertical, of a graph or two- or three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system along which the y-coordinate is measured (noun)
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