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

Examples of triaxial in a Sentence

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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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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