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Atlas vs. Axis

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Atlasnoun

A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.

Axisnoun

(geometry) An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry).

‘The Earth rotates once a day on its axis’;

Atlasnoun

A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.

Axisnoun

(mathematics) A fixed one-dimensional figure, such as a line or arc, with an origin and orientation and such that its points are in one-to-one correspondence with a set of numbers; an axis forms part of the basis of a space or is used to position and locate data in a graph (a coordinate axis)

Atlasnoun

A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.

Axisnoun

(anatomy) The second cervical vertebra of the spine

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Atlasnoun

(topology) A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.

Axisnoun

(psychiatry) A form of classification and descriptions of mental disorders or disabilities used in manuals such as the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

Atlasnoun

(anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the neck.

Axisnoun

(botany) The main stem or central part about which organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

Atlasnoun

One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

Axisnoun

Axis axis, a deer native to Asia.

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Atlasnoun

(architecture) A figure of a man used as a column; telamon.

Axisnoun

The spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name).

Atlasnoun

(paper) A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.

Axisnoun

A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are symmetrically arranged.

Atlasnoun

A rich satin fabric.

Axisnoun

A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line passing through the center.

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Atlasnoun

One who sustains a great burden.

Axisnoun

The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body.

Atlasnoun

The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name.

Axisnoun

The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata.

Atlasnoun

A collection of maps in a volume

Axisnoun

One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded.

Atlasnoun

A volume of plates illustrating any subject.

Axisnoun

The primary or secondary central line of any design.

Atlasnoun

A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.

Axisnoun

a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

Atlasnoun

A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; - called also atlas folio.

Axisnoun

the center around which something rotates

Atlasnoun

A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.

Axisnoun

the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

Atlasnoun

A rich kind of satin manufactured in India.

Axisnoun

in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations;

‘the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II’;

Atlasnoun

(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders

Axisnoun

a group of countries in special alliance

Atlasnoun

a collection of maps in book form

Axisnoun

the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head

Atlasnoun

the 1st cervical vertebra

Atlasnoun

a figure of a man used as a supporting column

Atlas

An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a bundle of maps of Earth or a region of Earth. Atlases have traditionally been bound into book form, but today many atlases are in multimedia formats.

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