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axis at English irregular forms Of Explained:


axis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1549, "imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates," from L. axis "axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky," from PIE *aks- "axis" (c.f. O.E. eax "axle," Gk. axon, Skt. aksah, Lith. aszis). Fig. sense in world history of "alliance between Germany and Italy" (later extended to include Japan) is from 1936. ///

Axis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the also Axis powers, the , Axis countries the countries, including Germany, Italy, and Japan, who fought together during World War II against the allies//

axis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural axes /-si[hA359]z/ [C] // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: 'axis, axle']//
1 the imaginary line around which a large round object, such as the Earth, turns: --The Earth rotates on an axis between the north and south poles.//
2 a line drawn across the middle of a regular shape that divides it into two equal parts:
3 either of the two lines of a graph, by which the positions of points are measured:

axis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

145 Moby Thesaurus words for "axis":
Bund, Rochdale cooperative, air line, alliance, anthrophore, arbor,
assemblage, association, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle,
axle-tree, band, bearing, beeline, bloc, body, bole, cane,
carpophore, caudex, caulicle, caulis, center, center of action,
center of gravity, centroid, centrum, chord, coalition, college,
combination, combine, common market, confederacy, confederation,
consumer cooperative, cooperative, cooperative society, core,
corps, council, credit union, culm, customs union, dead center,
diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix, distaff,
economic community, edge, epicenter, federation, footstalk,
free trade area, fulcrum, funicule, funiculus, gang, gimbal,
great-circle course, group, grouping, gudgeon, haulm, heart, hinge,
hingle, horizontal axis, hub, kernel, leafstalk, league, machine,
mandrel, marrow, medulla, metacenter, middle, mob, nave, navel,
normal, nub, nucleus, oarlock, omphalos, partnership, pedicel,
peduncle, perpendicular, petiole, petiolule, petiolus, pin, pintle,
pith, pivot, pole, political machine, radiant, radius,
radius vector, reed, rest, resting point, right line, ring,
rowlock, secant, seedstalk, segment, shortcut, side, society,
spear, spindle, spire, stalk, stem, stipe, stock, storm center,
straight, straight course, straight line, straight stretch,
straightaway, straw, streamline, swivel, tangent, thole, tholepin,
tigella, transversal, trunk, trunnion, umbilicus, union, vector,

axis at Latin => English Of Explained:

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Axis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Axis \Ax"is\, n. [L.] (Zo["o]l.)
The spotted deer ({Cervus axis} or {Axis maculata}) of India,
where it is called {hog deer} and {parrah} (Moorish name).

Axis \Ax"is\, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.]
A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body,
on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line
passing through a body or system around which the parts are
symmetrically arranged.

2. (Math.) A straight line with respect to which the
different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged;
as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone,
that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the
center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight
line passing through the center.

3. (Bot.) The stem; the central part, or longitudinal
support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the
central line of any body. --Gray.

4. (Anat.)
(a) The second vertebra of the neck, or {vertebra
(b) Also used of the body only of the vertebra, which is
prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first
vertebra or atlas, so as to form the odontoid process
or peg which serves as a pivot for the atlas and head
to turn upon.

5. (Crystallog.) One of several imaginary lines, assumed in
describing the position of the planes by which a crystal
is bounded.

6. (Fine Arts) The primary or secondary central line of any

{Anticlinal axis} (Geol.), a line or ridge from which the
strata slope downward on the two opposite sides.

{Synclinal axis}, a line from which the strata slope upward
in opposite directions, so as to form a valley.

{Axis cylinder} (Anat.), the neuraxis or essential, central
substance of a nerve fiber; -- called also {axis band},
{axial fiber}, and {cylinder axis}.

{Axis in peritrochio}, the wheel and axle, one of the
mechanical powers.

{Axis of a curve} (Geom.), a straight line which bisects a
system of parallel chords of a curve; called a {principal
axis}, when cutting them at right angles, in which case it
divides the curve into two symmetrical portions, as in the
parabola, which has one such axis, the ellipse, which has
two, or the circle, which has an infinite number. The two
axes of the ellipse are the {major axis} and the {minor
axis}, and the two axes of the hyperbola are the
{transverse axis} and the {conjugate axis}.

{Axis of a lens}, the straight line passing through its
center and perpendicular to its surfaces.

{Axis of a} {telescope or microscope}, the straight line with
which coincide the axes of the several lenses which
compose it.

{Axes of co["o]rdinates in a plane}, two straight lines
intersecting each other, to which points are referred for
the purpose of determining their relative position: they
are either rectangular or oblique.

{Axes of co["o]rdinates in space}, the three straight lines
in which the co["o]rdinate planes intersect each other.

{Axis of a balance}, that line about which it turns.

{Axis of oscillation}, of a pendulum, a right line passing
through the center about which it vibrates, and
perpendicular to the plane of vibration.

{Axis of polarization}, the central line around which the
prismatic rings or curves are arranged. --Brewster.

{Axis of revolution} (Descriptive Geom.), a straight line
about which some line or plane is revolved, so that the
several points of the line or plane shall describe circles
with their centers in the fixed line, and their planes
perpendicular to it, the line describing a surface of
revolution, and the plane a solid of revolution.

{Axis of symmetry} (Geom.), any line in a plane figure which
divides the figure into two such parts that one part, when
folded over along the axis, shall coincide with the other

{Axis of the} {equator, ecliptic, horizon} (or other circle
considered with reference to the sphere on which it lies),
the diameter of the sphere which is perpendicular to the
plane of the circle. --Hutton.

{Axis of the Ionic capital} (Arch.), a line passing
perpendicularly through the middle of the eye of the

{Neutral axis} (Mech.), the line of demarcation between the
horizontal elastic forces of tension and compression,
exerted by the fibers in any cross section of a girder.

{Optic axis of a crystal}, the direction in which a ray of
transmitted light suffers no double refraction. All
crystals, not of the isometric system, are either uniaxial
or biaxial.

{Optic axis}, {Visual axis} (Opt.), the straight line passing
through the center of the pupil, and perpendicular to the
surface of the eye.

{Radical axis of two circles} (Geom.), the straight line
perpendicular to the line joining their centers and such
that the tangents from any point of it to the two circles
shall be equal to each other.

{Spiral axis} (Arch.), the axis of a twisted column drawn
spirally in order to trace the circumvolutions without.

{Axis of abscissas} and {Axis of ordinates}. See {Abscissa}.

axis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies
certain conditions
2: the center around which something rotates [syn: {axis of
3: the main stem or central part about which plant organs or
plant parts such as branches are arranged
4: 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"
5: a group of countries in special alliance [syn: {bloc}]
6: the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the
head [syn: {axis vertebra}]

axis at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Axis


Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: IPA » /ˈæksɪs/
  • Inter: a » AU Inter: IPA » /ˈæksəs/

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » lang=la|axis||axis", "axle.


    Inter: en-noun » axes

  • Inter: geometr » y An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry).
    1. : The Earth rotates once a day on its axis.
    2. Inter: mathematic » s A fixed one-dimensional figure, such as a line or arc, with an origin and orientation and such that its points are in one-to-one correspondence with a set of numbers; an axis forms part of the basis of a space or is used to position and locate data in a graph (a coordinate axis).
    3. Inter: anatom » y The second cervical vertebra of the spine.
      * Inter: sense » cervical vertebra epistropheus
      Coordinate terms
      * Inter: sense » cervical vertebra atlas
      Derived terms
      Inter: rel-top » terms derived from axis

  • axis of evil
  • axis of rotation
  • axis of symmetry
  • coordinate axis
  • imaginary axis
  • major axis
  • minor axis

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • real axis
    • semi-major axis
    • semi-minor axis
    • x-axis
    • y-axis
    • z-axis

    Inter: rel-botto » m
    Related terms
    * axial, axially
  • axile
    Inter: trans-top » geometry: imaginary line
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|محور|m|tr=miHwar
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|առանցք|tr=aṙanc’k’
  • Asturian: Inter: t+ » ast|exa|f
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|ос
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|eix|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|軸|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|轴|tr=zhóu|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|osa|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|as
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|akso
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|telg
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|akseli
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|axe|m
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|eixe|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Achse|f
  • Gothic: {{tø|got|
  • Axis at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » axis


    Inter: rfimag » e
    Inter: wikipedia » chital
    Inter: wikispecie » s


    From Inter: etyl » la|mul Inter: term » axis|lang=la

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
  • Inter: taxon » genus|subfamily|Cervinae|the chital

    See also

    * See Wikispecies for species

  • English

    Category: File - :1938 Naka yoshi sangoku.jpg|thumb|250px|upright|Children waving German, Italian, and Japanese flags of 1938.

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • The alliance group before and during World War II consisting of Germany, Italy, Japan, and allied countries.


    * the Axis Powers


    Inter: trans-top » alliance
    • Czech: Osa {{f}}
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|as
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|akselivallat|p
    • Hungarian: Tengelyhatalmak {{p}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Asse|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|Eixo|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ось|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=os'
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|axelmakt|alt=axelmakterna

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: w - :Axis|Wikipedia article on the Axis
    Translation: de » Axis
    Translation: ko » Axis
    Translation: id » Axis
    Translation: la » Axis
    Translation: fi » Axis
    Translation: zh » Axis

    axış at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: az-variant » c=ахыш|r=axış|a=آخیش


    Inter: az-noun » ı|lar
  • flow


    Inter: az-noun-c » ı
  • áxis at English (WD) Of Explained:



    From Inter: etyl » la|pt Inter: term » axis||axletree|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|pt Inter: recons » aḱs-||armpit|lang=ine-pro. Compare eixo.


    * Inter: a » Brazil Inter: IPA » /ˈak.sis/|/ˈ|lang=pt


    Inter: pt-noun » m|plural=áxis
  • axis (second vertebra)


    * vértebra, osso


    * coluna, espinha, espinhaço, esqueleto

    Coordinate terms

    * atlas

  • Category: Category:pt:Skeleton -
    Translation: fr » áxis
    Translation: mg » áxis