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Definition 1: the center around which something rotates - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for axis in the sense of this definition

(axis is a kind of ...) device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

(... is a kind of axis ) axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

(... is a kind of axis ) the axis around which the major rotor of a helicopter turns

Definition 2: the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for axis in the sense of this definition

(axis is a kind of ...) one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region

(axis is a part of ...) a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck

Definition 3: a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions - [noun denoting cognition]

(axis is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of axis ) one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system

(... is a kind of axis ) the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci

(... is a kind of axis ) one-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end

(... is a kind of axis ) the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid

(... is a kind of axis ) one-half the minor axis of an ellipse

(... is a kind of axis ) a line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted

"in a normal eye the optic axis is the direction in which objects are seen most distinctly"

(... is a kind of axis ) in a doubly refracting crystal, the line in the direction of which no double refraction occurs

"a crystal may have either one or two optic axes"

Definition 4: a group of countries in special alliance - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for axis in the sense of this definition

(axis is a kind of ...) an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

(... is a kind of axis ) the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling

Definition 5: in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations - [noun denoting group]

Samples where axis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II

(axis is a kind of ...) an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Definition 6: the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged - [noun denoting plant]

(axis is a kind of ...) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

(... is a kind of axis ) axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence

(... is a kind of axis ) the fleshy axis of a spike often surrounded by a spathe

(axis is a part of ...) the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant

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