axis

axis
axis1 [ak′sis]
n.
pl. axes [ak′sēz΄] [L, axle, axis < IE * aks- < base * aĝ- (see ACT1) > OE eax, ON ǫxull, Gr axōn, L axilla]
1. a real or imaginary straight line on which an object rotates or is regarded as rotating [the axis of a planet]
2. a real or imaginary straight line around which the parts of a thing, system, etc. are symmetrically or evenly arranged or composed [the axis of a picture]
3. a main line of motion, development, etc.
4. an alignment between countries, groups, etc. for promoting their purposes
5. Aeron. any of the three straight lines, perpendicular to each other, passing through the center of gravity of an aircraft, namely the longitudinal axis from nose to tail, the lateral axis from side to side, and the vertical axis from above to below
6. Anat.
a) the second cervical vertebra
b) any of various axial or central parts
7. Bot.
a) the main stem of a plant
b) the central system of a cluster
8. Geom.
a) a straight line through the center of a plane figure or solid, esp. one around which the parts are symmetrically arranged
b) a straight line for measurement or reference, as in a graph: see CARTESIAN COORDINATES
9. Optics
a) a straight line through the centers of both surfaces of a lens
b) a straight line from the object of vision to the fovea of the eye
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the Axis
the countries aligned against the Allies in WWII: originally applied to Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy (Rome-Berlin Axis), later extended to include Japan, etc. (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis)
axis2 [ak′sis]
n.
[ModL < L]
any of a genus (Axis) of small deer of India and S Asia, with slender, sparsely branched antlers

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  • Axis — may refer to:In politics: *A parameter used in describing political spectrum *Axis of evil, U.S. President George W. Bush s description of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea *Axis powers of World War IIIn science: *Axis (anatomy), the second cervical… …   Wikipedia

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  • axis — (n.) 1540s, imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates, from L. axis axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky, from PIE *aks axis (Cf. O.E. eax, O.H.G. ahsa axle; Gk. axon axis, axle, wagon; Skt. aksah an axle, axis,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Axis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término axis puede referirse a: la vértebra cervical axis; el género de ciervos Axis; la ONG peruana AXISPERU el sello discográfico Axis; el grupo de rock mexicano Axis. En servicios web, Apache Axis es una… …   Wikipedia Español

  • axis — ÁXIS s.n. A doua vertebră cervicală, care se articulează cu atlasul1. – Din lat. axis, fr. axis. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  áxis (anat.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ÁXIS …   Dicționar Român

  • Axis — Records  рекорд лейбл расположенный в Чикаго и специализирующийся на выпуске техно музыки. Основан в 1992 году и принадлежит Джеффу Миллзу (англ. Jeff Mills), который является главным (и практически единственным) артистом выпускающим на …   Википедия

  • axis — m. anat. Segunda vértebra cervical. Su nombre deriva precisamente porque su apófisis odontoides sirve de eje de rotación para los movimientos de la cabeza. Medical Dictionary. 2011. axis …   Diccionario médico

  • axis — UK US /ˈæksɪs/ noun [C] (plural axes /ˈæksiːz/) ► GRAPHS & CHARTS one of two or more fixed lines on a graph: horizontal/vertical axis »We can label the axes time is on the horizontal axis, and the amount (or value) of money is shown on the… …   Financial and business terms

  • axis — 1. (a ksis ) s. m. Terme d anatomie. La seconde vertèbre du cou. Vertèbre ainsi dite parce que l apophyse odontoïde, qui en fait partie, logée entre l arc antérieur de l atlas et le ligament transverse, sert en quelque sorte de pivot aux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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