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radial

adjective ra·di·al \ ˈrā-dē-əl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of radial

1 : arranged or having parts arranged like rays
2 a : relating to, placed like, or moving along a radius
b : characterized by divergence from a center
3 : of, relating to, or adjacent to a bodily radius
4 : developing uniformly around a central axis

radially

play \ˈrā-dē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of radial in a Sentence

  1. the radial form of a starfish

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Origin and Etymology of radial

Medieval Latin radialis, from Latin radius ray


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radial

noun

Definition of radial

1 a : a radial part
b : ray
2 : a body part (such as an artery) lying near or following the course of the radius
3 : a pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at approximately 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread called also radial-ply tire, radial tire

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First Known Use of radial

1872


RADIAL Defined for English Language Learners

radial

adjective

Definition of radial for English Language Learners

  • : arranged or having parts arranged in straight lines coming out from the center of a circle


radial

noun

Definition of radial for English Language Learners

  • : a type of strong tire in which cords underneath the rubber run across the tire's surface


Medical Dictionary

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radial

adjective ra·di·al \ ˈrād-ē-əl \

medical Definition of radial

1 : arranged or having parts arranged like rays
2 : of, relating to, or situated near the radius or the thumb side of the hand or forearm
  • the radial aspect of the hand
3 : developing uniformly around a central axis
  • radial cleavage of an egg

radially

play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

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radial

noun

medical Definition of radial

: a body part (as an artery) lying near or following the course of the radius

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