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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation; Relating to or attached to the axis adj. - Situated on or along or in the direction of an axis.

Usage examples (37)
  • axial angle
  • For this reason, these machines are referred to as axial-flow turbines.
  • The top two images are what we call axial images.
  • But there can be still another kind of axial tilt. for more
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  • Vehicle wheels turn on "axles," figure skaters perform "axels" (spinning jumps), and the earth's "axial" rotation revolves around a mathematical axis. A plant, however, may have an "axil" ( between a stem or leaf and supporting branch).
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