# Definitions and Synonyms of *radius* | Another word for *radius* | What is *radius? *

*Definition 1: support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim - [noun denoting artifact]*

*Synonyms for radius in the sense of this definition*

*(**radius* is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

*radius*is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

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*"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"*### (... is part of *radius*) the wheel of a bicycle

### (... is part of *radius*) a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim

### (... is part of *radius*) a wheel of a wagon

*Definition 2: the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere - [noun denoting attribute]*

*Synonyms for radius in the sense of this definition*

*(**radius* is a kind of ...) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place

*radius*is a kind of ...) the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place

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*"the length of the table was 5 feet"*### (... is a kind of *radius* ) the apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disc from the earth

### (... is a kind of *radius* ) the radius of the circle of curvature; the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve at a given point

### (... is part of *radius*) the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference

*Definition 3: the outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm - [noun denoting body]*

*Definition 4: a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius - [noun denoting location]*

*Definition 5: a straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere) - [noun denoting shape]*

*(**radius* is a kind of ...) a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

*radius*is a kind of ...) a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature

*"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"*

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