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axis1 British & World English

An imaginary line about which a body rotates

axis2 British & World English

Another term for chital.

axis English Thesaurus

the earth revolves on its axis once every 24 hours

axis New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

line about which a body rotates

x in X1 British & World English

Denoting the principal or horizontal axis in a system of coordinates

y in Y1 British & World English

Denoting the secondary or vertical axis in a system of coordinates

z in Z1 British & World English

Denoting the third axis in a three-dimensional system of coordinates

the Axis in axis1 British & World English

The alliance of Germany and Italy formed before and during the Second World War, later extended to include Japan and other countries

x-axis British & World English

The principal or horizontal axis of a system of coordinates, points along which have a value of zero for all other coordinates

y-axis British & World English

The secondary or vertical axis of a system of coordinates, points along which have a value of zero for all other coordinates

major axis British & World English

The longer axis of an ellipse, passing through its foci

minor axis British & World English

The shorter axis of an ellipse that is perpendicular to its major axis

optic axis British & World English

Another term for optical axis.

polar axis British & World English

The axis of an equatorially mounted telescope which is at right angles to the declination axis and parallel to the earth’s axis of rotation, about which the telescope is turned to follow the apparent movement of celestial objects resulting from the earth’s rotation

crystal axis British & World English

Each of three axes used to define the edges of the unit cell of a crystal

neutral axis British & World English

A line or plane through a beam or plate connecting points at which no extension or compression occurs when it is bent

optical axis British & World English

A line passing through the centre of curvature of a lens or spherical mirror and parallel to the axis of symmetry

principal axis British & World English

Each of three mutually perpendicular axes in a body about which the moment of inertia is at a maximum

semimajor axis British & World English

Either of the halves of the major axis of an ellipse

semiminor axis British & World English

Either of the halves of the minor axis of an ellipse

declination axis British & World English

The axis of an equatorially mounted telescope which is at right angles to the polar axis, about which the telescope is turned in order to view points at different declinations but at a constant right ascension

axis British & World English

Another term for chital.

axis deer in axis2 British & World English

Another term for chital.

Cervus axis in chital British & World English

A deer having lyre-shaped antlers and a white-spotted fawn coat, native to India and Sri Lanka