axial meaning

Pronunciation:   "axial" in a sentence
Adjective: axial  akseeul
  1. Of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation 
  2. Relating to or attached to the axis
    "axial angle"
    - axile 
  3. Situated on or along or in the direction of an axis

See also: axially, axis, lengthways, lengthwise

Encyclopedia: Axial

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an axis
a : situated around, in the direction of, on, or along an axis
b : extending in a direction essentially perpendicular to the plane of a cyclic structure (as of cyclohexane) ‹axial hydrogens› —compare EQUATORIAL


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  1. angular momentum is an axial vector quantity.
  2. an axial vector may itself enter into a vector product.
  3. however, there are two possible axial directions.
  4. neglect the axial deformations and consider only the lumped masses.
  5. a trigonal bipyramid has three equatorial and two axial positions.

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