z-axis

NOUN
  1. the third axis in a 3-dimensional coordinate system
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How To Use z-axis In A Sentence

  • The calibration problem is particularly acute in the z-axis (normal to the surface).
  • The resolution of the height measurement is mainly limited by the z-axis noise, which is normally a few tenths of a nanometer under standard imaging conditions.
  • The x-axis of the couch represents Maassen's brain waves in hertz, while the y-axis shows the amount of alpha activity as a percentage, and the z-axis is the time in milliseconds.
  • Two of the three reaction wheels (for manoeuvring, SumbandilaSat has magnetic torquer rods, three reaction wheels, and a propulsion system with a small thruster), namely the Z-axis and the Y-axis wheels, cannot be used anymore, probably owing to a power distribution system failure. Engineering News | Home
  • The angle θ1 is the colatitude (polar) angle of the rotated vector r1 and hence is the angle with the rotated vector r2, which lies along the z-axis. Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]
  • The distance between images taken along the optical z-axis and the number of images projected into a single plane is indicated.
  • The machine has a sliding Z-axis that employs a digital ballscrew drive; the X-axis has hydrostatic guideways.
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