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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from coaxial

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

Examples of coaxial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vizio SB3621N-E8M Consumer Score: 96% gave it 4 stars or higher Connectivity: Bluetooth, RCA (2), coaxial audio, optical audio, USB | Channels: 2.1 | Dimensions: 36 x 2.1 x 3.2 in. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Sound Bars for Compact, Powerful Audio," 6 Feb. 2020 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coaxial.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of coaxial

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about coaxial

Time Traveler for coaxial

Time Traveler

The first known use of coaxial was in 1881

See more words from the same year

Statistics for coaxial

Cite this Entry

“Coaxial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on coaxial

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for coaxial

Comments on coaxial

What made you want to look up coaxial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!