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**"Y axis"**The ordinate or the more nearly vertical axis in a graph or Cartesian coordinate system. Sometimes this numeric value is used in conjunction with the X Axis to define the location of parcels in a GIS system.

The Y axis represents the voltage displayed on the face of the oscilloscope

in a two-dimensional plot, the vertical axis. In a three-dimensional plot, the Y axis is the axis perpendicular to the X-Z plane.