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Axis - definition(s)


(1) [coordinate systems] A line along which measurements are made in order to determine the coordinates of a location.

(2) [coordinate systems] In a spherical coordinate system, the line that directions are related to and from which angles are measured.

(3) [astronomy] In astronomy, the imaginary line through the poles about which a rotating body turns.

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Source: esri, 26 January 2012 08:21:00, External 

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