HyperDic: radius

English > 5 senses of the word radius:
NOUNattributeradius, rthe length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
shaperadiusa straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere)
locationradiusa circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius
bodyradiusthe outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm
artifactradius, spoke, wheel spokesupport consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
radius > pronunciation
Soundsrey'diyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > radius: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere.
Synonymr
Part ofdiameter, diamThe length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
Narrowerradius of curvatureThe radius of the circle of curvature
semidiameterThe apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disc from the earth
BroaderlengthThe linear extent in space from one end to the other
Spanishradio, r
Catalanradi, r
English > radius: 5 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere).
Broaderstraight lineA line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction
Spanishradio
Catalanradi
Adjectivesradialrelating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius
English > radius: 5 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius.
Example"they located it within a radius of 2 miles"
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Spanishradio
Catalanradi
English > radius: 5 senses > noun 4, body
MeaningThe outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm.
Part offorearmThe part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
Broaderarm boneA bone in the arm
Spanishradio
Catalanradi
Adjectivesradialrelating to or near the radius
English > radius: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningsupport consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim.
Synonymsspoke, wheel spoke
Part ofbicycle wheelThe wheel of a bicycle
cartwheelA wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
wagon wheelA wheel of a wagon
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishradio, rayo
Catalanradi, radio

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