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axis meaning

[ 'æksis ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "axis""axis" in a sentence
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  • Noun: axis (axes)  aksis
    1. A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions 
    2. The main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged 
    3. A group of countries in special alliance
      - bloc 
    4. The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
      - axis vertebra 
    5. The centre around which something rotates
      - axis of rotation
    Noun: Axis
    1. In World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
      "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"

    See also: axial, biaxate

    Type of: alignment, alinement, alliance, cervical vertebra, coalition, line, mechanism, neck bone, stalk, stem

    Encyclopedia: Axis


  • [Architecture]

    A straight line indicating center of symmetry of a solid or plane figure.


  • [Business]
    noun [C] (plural axes //)

    a fixed line against which the positions of points are measured, especially points on a graph:

    The horizontal axis measures the level of unemployment.

    the horizontal/vertical axis

    ◆ the axis is/measures/shows...


  • [Economics]
    A line in a graph along which one variable is held constant, often at zero, while only the other varies. Axes are normally drawn at right angles. Each axis of a graph should be clearly labelled to show what is being measured along it, and the scale and units of measurement in use.

  • [Electronics]
    1. A coordinate in a graphical presentation or display (e.g., horizontal and vertical axes in a rectangular coordinate system).
    2. The real or imaginary straight line around which a body rotates, or the line that passes through the center of a symmetrical arrangement (line of symmetry).

  • [Mechanics]
    A line about which a body rotates.

  • [Medicine]
    n pl ax·es
    1
    a : a straight line about which a body or a geometric figure rotates or may be thought of as rotating
    b : a straight line with respect to which a body, organ, or figure is symmetrical
    2
    a : the second vertebra of the neck of the higher vertebrates that is prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first vertebra and united with the dens which serves as a pivot for the atlas and head to turn upon —called also epistropheus
    b : any of various central, fundamental, or axial parts ‹the cerebrospinal axis› ‹the skeletal axis›
    c : AXILLA
Examples
  • To join the axis might infuriate servia.
  • The earth rotates once a day on its axis.
  • The vertical axis is therefore called the imaginary axis.
  • The vertical axis is therefore called the imaginary axis.
  • The earth revolves both round the sun and on its own axis.
  • The earth revolves both about the sun and on its own axis.
  • The earth revolves both round the sun and on its own axis.
  • The horizontal axis was then divided into 15 spaces.
  • The earth is nonspherical and has a tilted axis.
  • Either half of the major axis is called a semimajor axis.
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