axis

Imaginary line drawn through the center of an object, either horizontally or vertically. In the case of minerals, it is used to determine if and how mineral has symmetry. The horizontal axis is known as the x axis, the vertical axis as the y axis. Axis lines are usually drawn as dotted lines. Plural is axes.
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axis

Imaginary line drawn through the center of an object, either horizontally or vertically. In the case of minerals, it is used to determine if and how mineral has symmetry. The horizontal axis is known as the x axis, the vertical axis as the y axis. Axis lines are usually drawn as dotted lines. Plural is axes.
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Axis

is the line which an object rotates. A straight line about which a body or geometric object rotates or may be conceived to rotate.
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axis

(ak´sis) pl. ax´es a line through a center of a body, or about which a structure revolves. the second cervical vertebra. adj., ax´ial., adj. Axis. (A), (Top) seen from the side; (bottom) seen from above. (B), Position of the axis (red), immediately below the atlas.&...
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axis

(from the article `cylinder`) in geometry, surface of revolution that is traced by a straight line (the generatrix) that always moves parallel to itself or some fixed line or ...
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axis

(from the article `skull`) ...teeth and the nose, is larger than the cranium. In humans the skull is supported by the highest vertebra, called the atlas, permitting nodding ...
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axis

[n] - the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged 2. [n] - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions 3. [n] - the 2nd cervical vertebra 4. [n] - the center around which something rotates
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Axis

[pronounce: acks-iss ] Imaginary vertical line that goes from one pole of the Earth to the other. The Earth turns around on this line.
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Axis

• (n.) 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. • (n.) A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arrange...
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axis

<botany> A stem, commonly used for the main stem of a whole plant or of an inflorescence. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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axis

• An imaginary straight line through a celestial body, around which it rotates. • One of three lines of reference around which a spacecraft can rotate. These lines are the longitudinal (front-to-back), horizontal, and vertical axes. Rotation along them is known as roll, pitch, and yaw, r...
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axis

noun a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
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axis

(ax) Type: Term Pronunciation: ak′sis, ak′sēz Definitions: 1. A straight line joining two opposing poles of a spheric body, about which the body may revolve. 2. The central line of the body or any of its parts. 3. The second cervical vertebra. 4. The vertebral column. 5. The central nervous system. 6. An artery that divides,...
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Axis

[anatomy] In anatomy, the second cervical vertebra (C2) of the spine is named the axis (from Latin axis, `axle`) or epistropheus. It forms the pivot upon which the first cervical vertebra (the atlas), which carries the head, rotates. The most distinctive characteristic of this bone is the strong odontoid process known as the dens which rise...
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Axis

Ax'is noun [ Latin ] (Zoology) The spotted deer ( Cervus axis or Axis maculata ) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name).
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Axis

Ax'is noun ; plural Axes [ Latin 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.
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Axis

1 (crystallography) An imaginary line passing through a crystal around which the parts of the crystal are symmetrically arranged. 2 (fold) The line where folded beds show maximum curvature. The line formed by the intersection of the axial plane with the bedding surface.
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Axis

A hypothetical linear path around which an object can be rotated, or across which it can be mirrored. In the Cartesian co-ordinate system, the three world axes, X, Y and Z (width, height and depth) define directionality within the 3D universe. Hence, a co-ordinate of (0,0,0) defines the origin of the world.
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Axis

A line around which a device operates. Example: In a microphone, this would be an imaginary line coming out from the front of the microphone in the direction of motion of the diaphragm.
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axis

a line passing through the centre of something; it usually refers to the main stem of a whole plant or inflorescence.
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Axis

Alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan. Originally the Rome-Berlin Axis (i.e. a North-South line between the two capitals), later became the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis.
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Axis

Alliance of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy before and during World War II. The Rome-Berlin Axis was formed in 1936, when Italy was being threatened with sanctions because of its invasion of...
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Axis

Alliance of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy before and during World War II. The Rome–Berlin Axis was formed in 1936, when Italy was being threatened with sanctions because of its invasion of Ethiopia (Abyssinia). It became a full military and political alliance in May 1939. A ten-year alliance between Germany, Italy, and Japan (Rome–Be...
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Axis

Also known as the poles, this is an imaginary line through the center of rotation of an object.
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Axis

An imaginary line about which the Earth spins every 24 hours
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