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ax·is

 (ăk′sĭs)
n. pl. ax·es (ăk′sēz′)
1. A straight line about which a body or geometric object rotates or may be conceived to rotate.
2. Mathematics
a. An unlimited line, half-line, or line segment serving to orient a space or a geometric object, especially a line about which the object is symmetric.
b. A reference line from which distances or angles are measured in a coordinate system.
3. A center line to which parts of a structure or body may be referred.
4. An imaginary line to which elements of a work of art, such as a picture, are referred for measurement or symmetry.
5. Anatomy
a. The second cervical vertebra on which the head turns.
b. Any of various central structures, such as the spinal column, or standard abstract lines used as a positional referent.
6. Botany The main stem or central part about which organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.
7. One of three mutually perpendicular lines that define the orientation of an aircraft, with one being along its direction of travel and the other two being perpendicular to the direction of travel.
8. A line through the optical center of a lens that is perpendicular to both its surfaces.
9. One of three or four imaginary lines used to define the faces of a crystal and the position of its atoms.
10.
a. An alliance of powers, such as nations, to promote mutual interests and policies.
b. Axis The alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936, later including Japan and other nations, that opposed the Allies in World War II.

[Middle English, from Latin.]
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axis

(ˈæksɪs)
n, pl axes (ˈæksiːz)
1. (Mathematics) a real or imaginary line about which a body, such as an aircraft, can rotate or about which an object, form, composition, or geometrical construction is symmetrical
2. (Mathematics) one of two or three reference lines used in coordinate geometry to locate a point in a plane or in space
3. (Anatomy) anatomy the second cervical vertebra. Compare atlas3
4. (Botany) botany the main central part of a plant, typically consisting of the stem and root, from which secondary branches and other parts develop
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an alliance between a number of states to coordinate their foreign policy
6. (General Physics) optics Also called: principal axis the line of symmetry of an optical system, such as the line passing through the centre of a lens
7. (Geological Science) geology an imaginary line along the crest of an anticline or the trough of a syncline
8. (General Physics) crystallog one of three lines passing through the centre of a crystal and used to characterize its symmetry
[C14: from Latin: axletree, earth's axis; related to Greek axōn axis]

axis

(ˈæksɪs)
n, pl axises
(Animals) any of several S Asian deer of the genus Axis, esp A. axis. They typically have a reddish-brown white-spotted coat and slender antlers
[C18: from Latin: Indian wild animal, of uncertain identity]

Axis

(ˈæksɪs)
n
(Historical Terms)
a. the Axis the alliance of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Japan, established in 1936 and lasting until their defeat in World War II
b. (as modifier): the Axis powers.
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ax•is

(ˈæk sɪs)

n., pl. ax•es (ˈæk siz)
1. the line about which a rotating body, such as the earth, turns.
2.
a. a central line that bisects a two-dimensional body or figure.
b. a line about which a three-dimensional body or figure is symmetrical.
c. any line used as a fixed reference for determining the position of a point or series of points, as the x- or y-axis in a system of Cartesian coordinates.
3. Anat.
a. a central or principal structure about which something turns or is arranged: the skeletal axis.
b. the second cervical vertebra.
4. Bot.
a. the main support of a plant; the stem and root.
b. the main support of an inflorescence.
5. an imaginary line, in a given formal structure, about which a form, area, or plane is organized.
6. the Axis, (in World War II) the nations that fought against the Allies: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others.
7. an alliance of two or more nations to coordinate their foreign and military policies.
8. a principal line of development, movement, etc.
[1540–50; < Latin axis an axletree, axle, axis; Greek áxōn, Sktákṣas]
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ax·is

(ăk′sĭs)
Plural axes (ăk′sēz′)
1. An imaginary line around which an object rotates. In a rotating sphere, such as the Earth and other planets, the two ends of the axis are called poles.
2. Mathematics
a. A line, ray, or line segment with respect to which a figure or object is symmetrical.
b. In the Cartesian coordinate system, one of the reference lines from which or along which distances or angles are measured: the x-axis.
3. Anatomy The second cervical vertebra on which the head turns.
4. Botany The main stem or central part of a plant, about which plant parts, such as branches, are arranged.

axial adjective
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axis

In land warfare, the general direction of movement, planned or achieved, usually between assigned boundaries.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

Axis

 the association of the countries that formed the German/Italian/Japanese alliance in World War II.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

axis

A national alliance to co-ordinate foreign policy, specifically the pact between Hitler and Mussolini in 1937.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.axis - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditionsaxis - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
coordinate axis - one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
major axis - the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci
semimajor axis - one-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end
minor axis - the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
semiminor axis - one-half the minor axis of an ellipse
principal axis, optic axis - a line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted; "in a normal eye the optic axis is the direction in which objects are seen most distinctly"
optic axis - in a doubly refracting crystal, the line in the direction of which no double refraction occurs; "a crystal may have either one or two optic axes"
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
2.axis - the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arrangedaxis - the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
stele - the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant
rachis - axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
spadix - the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe
3.axis - in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nationsAxis - 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"
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
4.axis - a group of countries in special allianceaxis - a group of countries in special alliance
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
scheduled territories, sterling area, sterling bloc - the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling
5.axis - the 2nd cervical vertebraaxis - the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
odontoid process - a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck
6.axis - the center around which something rotatesaxis - the center around which something rotates
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
pivot, pin - axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
rotor head, rotor shaft - the axis around which the major rotor of a helicopter turns
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axis

noun pivot, shaft, axle, spindle, centre line the axis of the Earth
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Translations
مِحْوَرمِحْوَرالأرض
osa
akse
telg
akseli
osa
tengely
ásmöndull, öxull
ašis
ass
os
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axel

axis

[ˈæksɪs] N (axes (pl)) [ˈæksiːz]
1. (Geom etc) → eje m
2. (Anat) → axis m inv
3. the Axis (Hist) → el Eje
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axis

[ˈæksɪs] [axes] (pl) naxe m
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axis

n pl <axes> → Achse f; the Axis (powers) (Hist) → die Achse, die Achsenmächte pl
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Axis

[ˈæksɪs] n the Axisl'Asse

axis

[ˈæksɪs] n (axes (pl)) [ˈæksiːz] (Geom) (of the earth) → asse m
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axis

(ˈӕksis) plural axes (ˈӕksiːz) noun
1. the real or imaginary line on which a thing turns (as the axis of the earth, from North Pole to South Pole, around which the earth turns).
2. a fixed line used as a reference, as in a graph. He plotted the temperatures on the horizontal axis.
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axis

n (pl axes) eje m
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References in periodicals archive ?
This means the axis shift had occurred in between September 22 and October 7.
Further, it is observed that the change in direction of residual stresses does not occur on the midsection, but on the section slightly towards the inner corner surface due to the effect of the neutral axis shift in bends with small radius of curvature.
Here a question arises on whether Armenia will have an axis shift or not.
The European politicians could tell their voters that the move was to their advantage and the Turkish government can tell Turkish voters that despite the claims of an axis shift from West to East, relations with the EU are recovering.
The problem is that still photography lenses are designed primarily for shooting still images, and therefore prone to focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming, and so on.
Optical axis shift (image moves in the frame while zooming).
Turkey's intention to become a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should not be perceived as an axis shift. Membership in these organizations is not an alternative to Ankara's bid to join the European Union; rather it is complementary to it.
Table: Electrocardiographic abnormalities in pulmonary embolism Rhythm Sinus tachycardia Atrial premature complexes Atrial flutter Atrial fibrillation Right ventricular premature complexes Ventricular fibrillation Sinus bradycardia or asystole (rarely) P waves Rightward axis ([greater than or equal to] 75[degrees]) Tall (>2.5 mm) in leads II, III, or aVF QRS complex Right axis deviation or rightward axis shift Clockwise rotation Right ventricular conduction delay Right ventricular hypertrophy Pseudoinfarction Inferior Anterior Both Left axis deviation (rarely) ST segment Elevation inferiorly and/or anteriorly Depression T wave Inversion inferiorly Inversion anteriorly QT prolongation Modified from references 2 and 7
The rotation of the axis is the main problem for the TICL which will result in axis shift and reduced efficacy of astigmatic correction.16 To assess the stability of axis after TICL implantation the axis of TICL at one week after surgery was considered the baseline value.
The numerical studies are performed to allow a more accurate assessment both for the numerical model and decide how for all the cases of calculating the wheel axis shift and contact force between the tire and for the road as absolutely rigid surface various FE mathematical models correlate.