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Axle vs. Axis

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  • Axle (noun)

    Shoulder.

  • Axle (noun)

    The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

  • Axle (noun)

    A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.

  • Axle (noun)

    An axis; as, the Sun’s axle.

  • Axis (noun)

    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"

  • Axis (noun)

    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)

  • Axis (noun)

    The second cervical vertebra of the spine

    "epistropheus"

  • Axis (noun)

    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)

  • Axis (noun)

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

  • Axis (noun)

    Axis axis, a deer native to Asia.

    "chital|cheetal|chital deer|spotted deer|axis deer"

Wiktionary
  • Axle (noun)

    The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

  • Axle (noun)

    A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.

  • Axle (noun)

    An axis; as, the sun's axle.

  • Axis (noun)

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

  • Axis (noun)

    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.

  • Axis (noun)

    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.

  • Axis (noun)

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

  • Axis (noun)

    The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata.

  • Axis (noun)

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

  • Axis (noun)

    The primary or secondary central line of any design.

Webster Dictionary
  • Axle (noun)

    a shaft on which a wheel rotates

  • Axis (noun)

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

  • Axis (noun)

    the center around which something rotates

  • Axis (noun)

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

  • Axis (noun)

    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"

  • Axis (noun)

    a group of countries in special alliance

  • Axis (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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