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||a straight line that serves as the unmoving center about which a body or figure turns.
Earth makes a complete turn on its axis every twenty-four hours.
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||a straight line that divides a body or figure symmetrically.
Canada's east-west axis is approximately 3600 miles long.Cut along the vertical axis.
||in anatomy and botany, a main or central structure.
||(cap.) the alliance of Germany, Italy, Japan, and other nations during the Second World War (prec. by the).
The nations of the Axis were defeated in 1945.