co·​ax·​i·​al (ˌ)kō-ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce coaxial (audio)
: having coincident axes
: mounted on concentric shafts
coaxially adverb

Examples of coaxial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first flight of a demonstrator vehicle using coaxial rotors took place in June 1973. Thomas Lawrencedavid Jenney, IEEE Spectrum, 31 Aug. 2010 The movement features twin technology, an innovative system that combines two coaxial barrels to the achieve its extreme slenderness of 3.3 mm. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Nov. 2023 Backup armament comes in the form of a coaxial 7.62-millimeter machine-gun and a remote-control 12.7-millimeter anti-aircraft machine gun. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 29 June 2023 Secondary armament is provided in the form of coaxial and turret-top 7.62-millimeter machine guns. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2023 This letter proposes a novel design for a coaxial hexarotor (Y6) with a tilting mechanism that can morph midair while in a hover, changing the flight stage from a horizontal to a vertical orientation, and vice versa, thus allowing wall-perching and wall-climbing maneuvers. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Jan. 2023 The only real fix for this problem is upgrading to a symmetrical Internet connection—even a relatively basic 100Mbps fiber connection would offer five to 10 times better throughput than the coaxial-cable network connection this and many other businesses are currently limited to. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 12 Oct. 2020 Available only to account holders above Eighty-sixth Street in Manhattan with working Time Warner coaxial-cable box. Bill Scheft, The New Yorker, 27 Feb. 2023 Also included are optical and coaxial outputs for sending digital audio at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution to powered loudspeakers with digital inputs, an AV receiver or an external DAC. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Coaxial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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