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axis

noun

1 axis

A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Polish: oś



2 axis

The main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.

Dutch: as

3 Axis

In World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations.

4 axis

A group of countries in special alliance.

synonym: bloc.

Dutch: blok
Polish: blok

5 axis

The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.

synonym: axis vertebra.

Dutch: as, draaier
Polish: obrotnik, kręg obrotowy

6 axis

The center around which something rotates.

synonym: axis of rotation.

Roget 312: rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration; volutation, circination, turbination, ... show more

Dutch: as, spil, spindel


Moby thesaurus: Bund, Rochdale cooperative, air line, alliance, anthrophore, arbor, assemblage, association, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, band, bearing, beeline, bloc, body, bole, cane ... show more.

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