mul·​ti·​ax·​i·​al ˌməl-tē-ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce multiaxial (audio)
: occurring along or operating in more than one axis
concrete subjected to multiaxial stress
the shoulder's multiaxial ball-and-socket joint

Examples of multiaxial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the immediate aftermath of Hamas’s creatively depraved, multiaxial attack in southern Israel, in which over 1,400 Israelis were butchered, more than 5,000 more were wounded, and another 200-plus were taken hostage by the terrorist group, President Joe Biden said and did all the right things. The Editors, National Review, 3 Nov. 2023 Over the last 4 years, the multiaxial nomenclature was presented at major meetings held in four continents... Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 2 May 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiaxial was in 1858

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“Multiaxial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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