triaxial

adjective

tri·​ax·​i·​al (ˌ)trī-ˈak-sē-əl How to pronounce triaxial (audio)
: having or involving three axes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Step counters are triaxial accelerometers, which use electromagnetic sensors to pick up movement across three planes. Sara Harrison, Wired, 4 Feb. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triaxial was in 1886

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“Triaxial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triaxial. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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