Axial has different meanings:

* In geometry, it means: along the same line as an axis (coaxial) or centerline: parallel (geometry), contrary to radial, perpendicular or tangential
* In anatomy, it relates to an anatomical direction of animals and humans
* In the skeletal system, the axial skeleton refers to the system of bones oriented vertically along the longitudinal axis
* In music, it is a type of modal frame
* In chemistry, it relates to an axial bond or the vertical axis of a flat molecule, the opposite of equatorial
* Historically, the axial age refers to the period from 800 to 200 BC during which intense intellectual development occurred in three different regions: China, India and the Occident
* Axial Theatre

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  • axial — axial, iale, iaux [ aksjal, jo ] adj. • 1853; de axe ♦ Qui a rapport à l axe, qui est dans l axe. Direction axiale. Géogr. Plan axial, d un plissement, d un pli montagneux. Éclairage axial d une voie publique, au moyen d appareils placés dans l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • axial — AXIÁL, Ă, axiali, e, adj. Care se referă la o axă, care se află pe o axă, în raport cu o axă. [pr.: xi al] – Din fr. axial. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  axiál adj. m. (sil. xi al), pl. axiáli; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Axial — Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • axial — adjetivo 1. Del eje: plano axial, simetría axial …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • axial — axial, ale (entrée créée par le supplément) (a ksi al, a l ) adj. Qui appartient à un axe, qui a le caractère d axe. •   Plusieurs des observateurs modernes ont décrit et représenté la duplicité du vaisseau axial de la branchie [de certains… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • axial — (Del fr. axial). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al eje. 2. Fundamental, central, principal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Axial — Axiāl (vom lat. axis, Achse), auf die Achse bezüglich, in der Richtung der Achse …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • axial — 1. relativo al eje o situado sobre el eje de una estructura o una parte del cuerpo. 2. (en odontología) relativo al eje longitudinal de un diente …   Diccionario médico

  • axial — coaxial …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • axial — (adj.) pertaining to an axis, by 1825, from AXIS (Cf. axis) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Axially …   Etymology dictionary

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