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radial

ra·di·al

radial

 
pronunciation:
reI di l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a radius.
the circle's radial length
definition 2: positioned, occurring, or moving along a radius.
radial air channelsradial acceleration
definition 3: characterized by or having the parts leading out from a central point like rays or radii.
the radial arms of a starfish
similar words:
radiate
definition 4: related to or transmitted as rays; radiant.
radial heat
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line passing from the center to the perimeter of a circle or from the center to the surface of a sphere; radius.
definition 2: a body part following the course of a radius from a central point, such as an arm of a starfish.
definition 3: a tire in which the ply cords lie at right angles to the tread lines; radial tire.
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derivation: radially (adv.)