y coordinate

y coordinate

[′wī kō‚ȯrd·ən·ət]
(mathematics)
One of the coordinates of a point in a two- or three-dimensional coordinate system, equal to the directed distance of a point from the x axis in a two dimensional system, or from the plane of the x and z axes in a three-dimensional coordinate system, measured along a line parallel to the y axis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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