HyperDic: axis

English > 6 senses of the word axis / Axis:
NOUNcognitionaxisa straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
plantaxisthe main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
groupAxisin World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
groupaxis, bloca group of countries in special alliance
bodyaxis, axis vertebrathe 2nd cervical vertebra
artifactaxis, axis of rotationthe center around which something rotates
axis / Axis > pronunciation
Soundsae'ksahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > axis: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions.
Narrowercoordinate axisOne of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
major axisThe longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
minor axisThe shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
optic axisIn a doubly refracting crystal, the line in the direction of which no double refraction occurs
principal axis, optic axisA line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted
semimajor axisone-half the major axis of an ellipse
semiminor axisone-half the minor axis of an ellipse
BroaderlineA spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
Spanisheje
Catalaneix
Adjectivesaxialrelating to or attached to the axis
axialsituated on or along or in the direction of an axis
biaxial, biaxal, biaxatehaving two axes
English > axis: 6 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningThe main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.
PartssteleThe usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant
NarrowerrachisAxis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
spadixThe fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe
Broaderstalk, stemA slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
Spanishcáudice
Adjectivesaxile, axialrelating to or attached to the axis
English > Axis: 6 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningIn World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations.
Broaderalliance, coalition, alignment, alinementAn organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
English > axis: 6 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA group of countries in special alliance.
Synonymbloc
Narrowersterling area, sterling bloc, scheduled territoriesThe group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling
Broaderalliance, coalition, alignment, alinementAn organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
Spanishbloque
Catalanbloc
English > axis: 6 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningThe 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.
Synonymaxis vertebra
Partsodontoid processA toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
Broadercervical vertebra, neck boneOne of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
Spanishaxis, eje, vértebra axis
Catalanaxis, vèrtebra axis
English > axis: 6 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe center around which something rotates.
Synonymaxis of rotation
Narrowerpivot, pinAxis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
rotor head, rotor shaftThe axis around which the major rotor of a helicopter turns
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Spanisheje de rotación, eje
Catalaneix de rotació, eix
Adjectivesaxialof or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation

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