# What is the x-axis on a graph also called?

## What is the x-axis on a graph also called?

The horizontal axis is usually called the x-axis.

### What is the real name of x-axis?

In common usage, the abscissa refers to the horizontal (x) axis and the ordinate refers to the vertical (y) axis of a standard two-dimensional graph.

#### Why is the x-axis called that?

You can name the axis anything you want as long as you are consistent during the solving of a system. I don’t know why “Y” for the vertical axis, but the “X” axis is simple, because “X” is a cross (across), and represents the axis which goes across, from left to right/right to left. (Horizontal).

**What does the x-axis show on a graph?**

The Axes. The independent variable belongs on the x-axis (horizontal line) of the graph and the dependent variable belongs on the y-axis (vertical line).

**What is y-axis also called?**

Also called axis of ordinates. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured.

## What does the x-axis stand for?

X-axis is the axis of the cartesian plane which represents the horizontal axis. The graph points plotted on the x-axis are from left to right. Y-axis is the axis of the cartesian plane which represents the vertical axis.

### What is the other name of y-axis?

axis of ordinates

Also called axis of ordinates. (in a plane Cartesian coordinate system) the axis, usually vertical, along which the ordinate is measured and from which the abscissa is measured.

#### What is abscissa of a coordinate?

Definition of abscissa : the horizontal coordinate of a point in a plane Cartesian coordinate system obtained by measuring parallel to the x-axis — compare ordinate.

**What is Y coordinate called?**

y Coordinate is called the vertical point.

**What is another name for the y-axis of a bar graph?**

For information on series and categories, see Headings in the Data Range and How Each Chart Type Displays Series and Categories. The Y axis is vertical on most charts (except for bar charts, where the Y axis is horizontal). Because it displays values, the Y axis is also called the value axis.