radius

radius [rā′dē əs]
n.
pl. radii [rā′dēī΄] or radiuses [L, rod, spoke (of a wheel), hence radius, ray (of light), ? akin to radix,ROOT1]
1. a raylike or radial part, as a spoke of a wheel
2.
a) any straight line extending from the center to the periphery of a circle or sphere: see CIRCLE
b) the length of such a line
3.
a) the circular area or distance limited by the sweep of such a line [no house within a radius of five miles]
b) the distance a ship or airplane can travel and still return to its point of origin without refueling
4. an extent, scope, range, etc. of a limited or specified kind [within the radius of one's experience]
5.
a) the shorter and thicker of the two bones of the forearm on the same side as the thumb: see SKELETON
b) a corresponding bone of the forelimb of a four-legged animal
6. Zool.
a) any of the planes of division of the body of a radially symmetrical animal
b) any of various longitudinal veins in the wing of an insect

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