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Axis

In Cartesian charting, a line that bisects a chart. The x-axis cuts a chart horizontally, while the y-axis cuts it vertically.
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At the velocities 65 km/h and 95 km/h considerable axis shift and reduction in contact force was not fixed.
From the far east to the west, the baiting 'axis shift' debate hovers around Turkey's political re-orientation as "the questions being asked are whether Ankara is turning its back on the West and drawing closer to the East.
This axis shift is not new; it is a shift openly defended by the [President Recep Tayyip] Erdoy-an team.
Prioritizing the Chinese bid in the missile tender has not rekindled an "axis shift" debate in Washington with the same dose as Turkey saying "no" to the sanctions against Iran during a 2010 United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote.
Delivering a speech in the opening of the Institute of Alliance of Civilizations and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation in Istanbul, Erdogan said that some circles claimed that there was an axis shift in the country, stating that such claims were totally wrong.
As a matter of fact, the world is undergoing an overhaul, and this change is seen not only in Turkey and the Middle East; there is a huge axis shift going on right now.
THOSE WHO SAY THERE IS AXIS SHIFT ARE ILL-INTENTIONED
While it is too early to pinpoint a major axis shift in Egypt's foreign policy, one can safely assert that Morsi will pursue a foreign policy that will diverge considerably from Mubarak's unconditionally pro-US/pro-Israel policies.
Speaking at the ceremony in Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel where he was given the award, Erdogan strongly reacted to those who described closeness of Turkey with Arabic countries as axis shift.
"Those who say today that there is 'axis shift' in Turkey are those who earlier asked whether Turkey would turn into Malaysia," Aydin told A.A.