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radial

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adjective ra·di·al \ˈrā-dē-əl\

Simple Definition of radial

  • : arranged or having parts arranged in straight lines coming out from the center of a circle

Full Definition of radial

  1. 1 :  arranged or having parts arranged like rays

  2. 2 a :  relating to, placed like, or moving along a radius b :  characterized by divergence from a center

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or adjacent to a bodily radius

  4. 4 :  developing uniformly around a central axis

ra·di·al·ly play \-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of radial

  1. the radial form of a starfish



Origin of radial

Medieval Latin radialis, from Latin radius ray


First Known Use: 1570


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radial

noun ra·di·al

Simple Definition of radial

  • : a type of strong tire in which cords underneath the rubber run across the tire's surface

Full Definition of radial

  1. 1 a :  a radial part b :  ray

  2. 2 :  a body part (as an artery) lying near or following the course of the radius

  3. 3 :  a pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at approximately 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread —called also radial-ply tire, radial tire

1872

First Known Use of radial

1872


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