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Axis

Meanings and phrases

Axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations

axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  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. the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head; axis vertebra
  4. the center around which something rotates; axis of rotation
  5. a group of countries in special alliance; bloc

axis of rotation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the center around which something rotates; axis
E.g.
  • The axis of rotation is usually vertical.
  • If the pintle is designed to move along its axis of rotation, the throat area can be varied.
  • Earth's axis of rotation is tilted with respect to its orbital plane, producing seasons on Earth.

axis vertebra

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head; axis

coordinate axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system

major axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci
E.g.
  • The longest diameter is called the major axis.
  • They also noted a central barlike structure with a minor axis of and a major axis of .
  • On an ellipse, two of the four vertices lie on the major axis and two lie on the minor axis.

minor axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid

optic axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. in a doubly refracting crystal, the line in the direction of which no double refraction occurs
  2. a line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted; principal axis

principal axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted; optic axis

semimajor axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end

semiminor axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one-half the minor axis of an ellipse

vertical axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Each blade can rotate itself around a vertical axis.
  • Volume is the horizontal axis and pressure is the vertical axis.
  • Is made of oxidized iron, oval, on its vertical axis and on its horizontal axis.

central axis

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E.g.
  • Pallas based his ideas on an granitic central axis he observed in these mountains.
  • It is square, with four wings and nine courtyards, two of them in the central axis.
  • The rachis (central axis of the leaf) is green, slender below with a wing on the top side.

long axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The double family houses have the long axis facing the street.
  • The lake is oval in shape (470 × 350 m) with the long axis aligned north-south.
  • Its long axis is aligned towards Jupiter, this being the lowest energy configuration.

horizontal axis

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E.g.
  • "Cyclogyros" rotate their wings about a horizontal axis.
  • Volume is the horizontal axis and pressure is the vertical axis.
  • formula_27 is the angle of the tube with respect to the horizontal axis.

main axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In plants, a rachis is the main axis of a compound structure.
  • The mouth of the Beaver River is on the main axis of the fur trade.
  • Santiago Papasquiaro was very useful to conquer the territory of the main axis.

along the axis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The second variable moved the follower along the axis of the cam.
  • Her work confirmed it was a regular, ordered structure with periodicity of 3.3 - 3.4 Å along the axis.
  • Each quarter is then cut separately by tipping it up on its point and sawing boards successively along the axis.
E.g.
  • Gaudí wanted to add a longitudinal axis of bricks connecting all vaults at their keystones".
  • The ratio displayed here is for deformation along the radial axis caused by stress along the longitudinal axis.
  • The kiln is a cylindrical vessel, inclined slightly to the horizontal, which is rotated slowly about its longitudinal axis.

spin axis

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E.g.
  • The spin axis of Mars, as with many bodies, precesses over millions of years.
  • In addition to spin, the electron has an intrinsic magnetic moment along its spin axis.
  • The study also determined two spin axis of (299.0°, 42.0°) and (106.0°, 47.0°) in ecliptic coordinates (λ, β) ().

rotation axis

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E.g.
  • Polar motion is the movement of Earth's rotation axis across its surface.
  • Every ion is on at least three mirror planes and at least one three-fold rotation axis.
  • Their model does not attempt to explain what caused Mars's rotation axis to move relative to the crust.
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