axis axis  /ˈæk səs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
  2. (n) the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
  3. (n) in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
  4. (n) a group of countries in special alliance
  5. (n) the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
  6. (n) the center around which something rotates

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The axis keeps steady in space, but over an uneven period of about one year, the bulk of the earth moves slightly in relation to the axis.
  2. Other countries were added to the axisfirst Iran, then North Korea.

News

  1. RECALL: Easton Axis Arrows

    Easton is recalling batches of Axis arrows due to the possibility that they can break when fired and hit unintended targets, including the user and bystanders.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WNEP 16 Pennsylvania

  2. Axis Remains The World Leader In Network And Security Meras And Now Also Number One In Video Encoders

    Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, retains its global market-leading position in network cameras and security cameras categories, and has also taken first place in video encoders.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Solutions

  3. Axis Remains The World Leader In Network And Security Cameras And Now Also Number One In Video Encoders

    Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, retains its global market-leading position in network cameras and security cameras categories, and has also taken first place in video encoders.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: RetailSolutionsOnline

Quotes

  1. "England is always England. It's team with a lot of fighting spirit and very strong mentally, with incredible experience," Loew said. "The axis with John Terry, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney has the highest quality you can...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Canadian Press

  2. When asked by a reporter from USA Today, a US-based newspaper, whether he feels North Korea has fundamentally changed and whether it is still part of the "Axis of Evil," Bush said "that's to be determined. In order to get off the list, the axis of...
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: President Bush Source: 코리아타임즈

  3. "Eventually, Syria will have to choose between the Iranian grip, partnership in the axis of evil and international isolation, or peace, economic prosperity and a place among the family of nations," Olmert said.
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Ha'aretz

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