zax

[zaks]

noun

a hatchetlike tool for cutting and punching nail holes in roofing slate.

Nearby words

  1. zarzuela,
  2. zastruga,
  3. zastrugi,
  4. zatishye,
  5. zatlers,
  6. zaydi,
  7. zayin,
  8. zazen,
  9. zaïre,
  10. zaïrian

Origin of zax

dialectal variant of sax2

z-axis

[zee-ak-sis]

noun, plural z-ax·es [zee-ak-seez] /ˈziˌæk siz/. Mathematics.

(in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system) the axis along which values of z are measured and at which both x and y equal zero.

Origin of z-axis

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for zaxes

zax

noun

a variant of sax 1

z-axis

noun

a reference axis of a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system along which the z- coordinate is measured
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Science definitions for zaxes

z-axis

[zēăk′sĭs]

One of the three axes of a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
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