co·​ax·​i·​al | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce coaxial (audio) \

Definition of coaxial

1 : having coincident axes
2 : mounted on concentric shafts

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coaxially \ (ˌ)kō-​ˈak-​sē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce coaxially (audio) \ adverb

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The Ka-52 uses a coaxial rotor system — two rotors on the same axis but rotating in opposite directions. Fox News, "2 pilots killed in Russian helicopter crash in Syria," 8 May 2018 However, Brody's first concept created vertical lift through the use of traditional coaxial rotor, while forward thrust was to have come from a dual ducted fan facing to the rear of the aircraft. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "The Transforming Vertical-Takeoff Plane That's Better Than a Flying Car," 25 Aug. 2015 The fastest internet services today are wired – usually powered by fiber optic lines or coaxial cables. Mike Freeman,, "This company aims to boost wireless internet speeds for businesses," 16 June 2017 Initially, it was conceived to replace coaxial cables and remove the need to drill holes and string wires. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Being Wireless," 1 Oct. 2002 A coaxial cable connected the camera to a tablet on dry land. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Retired fisheries biologist shares wonder of Brule River's underwater world," 1 July 2017

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First Known Use of coaxial

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coaxial was in 1881

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