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axis
'æksɪs
Main
English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. The center around which something rotates.
  2. The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.
  3. A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions.
  4. A group of countries in special alliance.
  5. The main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.
  6. In World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations.
HyphenationAx•is
Part of Speech(名) noun
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zhóuaxis; axle; spool (for thread); roller (for scrolls); measure word for calligraphy rolls, etc.
zhòu, zhóu (Tw)see 压轴戏
轴线zhóuxiàncentral axis (line)
轴心zhóuxīnaxle; (fig.) central element; key element; axis (alliance of nations)
轴向zhóuxiàngaxis; axial
主轴zhǔzhóuaxis; principal axis (in mechanics, optics, botany etc); main axle (of engine)
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