axial

adjective
ax·​i·​al | \ ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce axial (audio) \

Definition of axial

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an axis
2a : situated around, in the direction of, on, or along an axis
b : extending in a direction essentially perpendicular to the plane of a cyclic structure (as of cyclohexane) axial hydrogens — compare equatorial

Other Words from axial

axiality \ ˌak-​sē-​ˈa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce axial (audio) \ noun
axially \ ˈak-​sē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce axial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of axial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The axial-flux front and rear motors are identical, and each weighs a mere 163 pounds. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 12 Nov. 2021 The movement performing all of these tricks is the co-axial caliber 9908, a hand-wound version of the automatic caliber 9900. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2021 The researchers also looked at how much the axial length — measured from the cornea to the back of the eye — was changing over time. NBC News, 1 Aug. 2021 Daniels is known for inventing the revolutionary co-axial escapement, which Omega adopted for select models in 1999. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 14 June 2021 While the axial flux small electric motor generates 95ps and 225Nm as this supercar speeds to 62mph from standstill in just three seconds. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Those same batteries will also power your Greenworks brushless chainsaw, your Greenworks axial blower (on sale for just $28.55!), and even Greenworks hand tools like the circular saw and angle grinder. Maren Estrada, BGR, 8 June 2021 In other words, the chip’s axial diagonal—the distance between its two opposite corners—must be smaller than the needle’s internal diameter. James Heathers, The Atlantic, 3 June 2021 The first jet engines were either centrifugal or axial-flow types. Walter J. Boyne And Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2021

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First Known Use of axial

circa 1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of axial was circa 1847

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“Axial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axial. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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axial

adjective
ax·​i·​al | \ ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce axial (audio) \

Medical Definition of axial

1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an axis
2a : situated around, in the direction of, on, or along an axis
b : extending in a direction essentially perpendicular to the plane of a cyclic structure (as of cyclohexane) axial hydrogens — compare equatorial

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