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  1. axis

    • IPA[ˈaksəs]

    美式

    • n.
      an imaginary line about which a body rotates;an imaginary straight line passing through the center of a symmetrical solid, about which a plane figure can be conceived as rotating to generate the solid.
    • noun: axis, plural noun: axes

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an imaginary line about which a body rotates the Earth revolves on its axis once every 24 hours 同義詞 center line, vertical, horizontal
    • an imaginary straight line passing through the center of a symmetrical solid, about which a plane figure can be conceived as rotating to generate the solid.
    • an imaginary line which divides something into equal or roughly equal halves, especially in the direction of its greatest length.
    • 2. a fixed reference line for the measurement of coordinates the variable that is thought of as a cause is placed on the horizontal axis, and the variable that is thought of as an effect on the vertical axis
    • 3. a straight central part in a structure to which other parts are connected.
    • the central column of an inflorescence or other growth the leaflets are arranged in rows on a slender axis
    • the skull and backbone of a vertebrate animal.
    • 4. the second cervical vertebra, below the atlas at the top of the backbone.
    • 5. an agreement or alliance between two or more countries that forms a center for an eventual larger grouping of nations the Anglo-American axis 同義詞 alliance, coalition, bloc, confederation, confederacy, ... 更多
    • the alliance of Germany and Italy formed before and during World War II, later extended to include Japan and other countries the Axis Powers