What is this part of a graph on the axis called?

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What is the zigzag mark on the axis of a graph called?
On this graph on the Y-axis just above the origin is a "zigzag" mark (highlighted with the red circle) which represents a discontinuity as the value of Y jumps from 0 to 130. Does this mark have a formal name?
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An axis break can be indicated using a variety of symbols, a squiggle, a Z, slanted parallel lines, etc. If you Google "graph axis break symbology", you can see a variety of symbols used.
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Summary:: What is the zigzag mark on the axis of a graph called?

Does this mark have a formal name?
I believe it is now called the "Tresman mark". :wink:
 
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No.
Oh. This was less funny than I thought it was.

I thought you were saying "It's called the nope".
 
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Google "graph axis break symbology"
This was a fruitful search.

It yielded axis break and scale break. Also caesura.
 
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