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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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In the second stage hinging movement for further opening of mouth up to 40-60 mm results in an anteroinferior translation of the condyles down to the articular eminence around a second hinge axis passing somewhere through the rami with the postero-superior gonial displacement.
This may be explained in light of the finding that the occlusal errors are roughly proportional to the shift or tilting of the hinge axis in millimeters or degrees, and an average occlusal error of more than 0.
Centric relation is related to the terminal hinge axis.