Definitions of axis

  1. the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the center around which something rotates Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name). Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line passing through the center. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The primary or secondary central line of any design. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The spotted deer (Cervus axis or maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name). Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The motionless straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, upon which such a body revolves, or is supposed to revolve; as, the earth turns on its axis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The axle, or the line, real or imaginary, on which a body revolves. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The line on which a body revolves. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A line on which something rotates, or any central line or pivotal point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The line, real or supposed, round which anything revolves. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The main stem or central cylinder; the fundamentally central line of a structure; the second cervical vertebra. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for axis

  1. Thus, if a cone be cut by a plane at right angles to its axis we get a circle. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. In the first place the earth actually revolves on its axis in twenty- three hours, fifty- six minutes, and four seconds. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett