Define: X-Axis

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: X-Axis

Quick Summary of X-Axis

A graph’s horizontal base which indicates the total number of units or other units of volume or activity for the amounts indicated by the y-axis.


Synonyms For X-Axis

horizontal axis, abscissa, axle, axis x, axis

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Definition Sources

Definitions for X-Axis are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.