A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AXIS

Sun, 21 Nov '21
Line through two poles
Wed, 10 Nov '21
x or y, in math class
Wed, 3 Nov '21
Graph line
Thu, 21 Oct '21
x, for one
Thu, 5 Aug '21
Graph component
Mon, 2 Aug '21
x, y or z, in geometry
Tue, 2 Feb '21
x or y, in plane geometry