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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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Some of our highest and ablest men, men of real genius, have during their earliest days laboured under deviations as great as, or even greater than, forty-five minutes: and the loss of their precious lives would have been an irreparable injury to the State.
He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation. Such is the art of maneuvering.
"Variation and deviation are used in setting courses and estimating dead reckoning."
In such a case, a plain and open avowal of his difficulties would have been more to his honour I think, as well as more consistent with his general character;--but I will not raise objections against any one's conduct on so illiberal a foundation, as a difference in judgment from myself, or a deviation from what I may think right and consistent."
If it could be shown that our domestic varieties manifested a strong tendency to reversion,--that is, to lose their acquired characters, whilst kept under unchanged conditions, and whilst kept in a considerable body, so that free intercrossing might check, by blending together, any slight deviations of structure, in such case, I grant that we could deduce nothing from domestic varieties in regard to species.
Some deviations, therefore, from the principle must be admitted.
In finance, we use the standard deviation to measure the variability of a stock's historical returns.
T Test Deviation P value With Macular Oedema 61.938 5.053 0.3179 Without Macular Oedema 63667 5.483 The patient's age ranged from 55 years to 72 years.
The aim of this study was thus to evaluate the nasal Schirmer test values in patients who had nasal septal deviation and compare it to the intranasal Schirmer test values of healthy volunteers.
"The national government may, with the approval of Parliament, deviate from the financial objectives in a Budget Policy Statement on a temporary basis where such deviation is necessitated by a major natural disaster or other significant unforeseen event,' reads part of the act.
The confidence interval of the standard deviation is also dependent on the sample size.
(3) Anatomic causes include inferior turbinate hypertrophy, septal deviation, and nasal valve dysfunction.