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axis

ax·is

axis

 
 
pronunciation:
aek sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: axes
definition 1: 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.
similar words:
center
definition 2: 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.
definition 3: in anatomy and botany, a main or central structure.
definition 4: (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.
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ax Latin root that means axis