# Axis

Axis

Axis may refer to:

In "'politics:
*A parameter used in describing political spectrum
*Axis of evil, U.S. President George W. Bush's description of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
*Axis powers of World War II

In "'science:
*Axis (anatomy), the second cervical vertebra of the spine
*"Axis" (deer), a genus of deer
*Axis (Science Festival), an annual technical festival held in Nagpur, India
*Axial tilt, the axis on which the earth rotates
*Optical axis, in optics

In "'mathematics:
*Axis of rotation, line around which a three-dimensional object rotates
*Axis of symmetry, a line that divides a two-dimensional object into identical shapes
*X axis and Y axis, perpendicular lines used in the Cartesian coordinate system

In "'music:
*"", album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
*Axis Percussion, a US manufacturer of drum pedals and hardware
*Axis Records, the name of several music labels
*Axis system, a system of harmonic analysis

In "'fiction:
*Axis (novel), a science-fiction novel by Robert Charles Wilson
*Axis, an asteroid in the "Gundam" anime universe
*Axis Zeon, inhabitants of the asteroid Axis in the "Gundam" anime universe

In "'information technology:
*Apache Axis, an open source Web service framework from the Apache Software Foundation
*Axis Communications, a Swedish manufacturer of IT equipment

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• Axis — Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Axis — steht für: Axis (Halswirbel), der zweite Halswirbel Axis (Holzschnitzerei), Kreidegrund auf spätmittelalterlichen Holzplastiken Apache Axis, eine SOAP Engine New Axis Airways, eine französische Fluggesellschaft Axis Allies, ein Brettspiel Axis of …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• axis — axis1 [ak′sis] n. pl. axes [ak′sēz΄] [L, axle, axis < IE * aks < base * aĝ (see ACT1) > OE eax, ON ǫxull, Gr axōn, L axilla] 1. a real or imaginary straight line on which an object rotates or is regarded as rotating [the axis of a… …   English World dictionary

• axis — (n.) 1540s, imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates, from L. axis axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky, from PIE *aks axis (Cf. O.E. eax, O.H.G. ahsa axle; Gk. axon axis, axle, wagon; Skt. aksah an axle, axis,… …   Etymology dictionary

• Axis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término axis puede referirse a: la vértebra cervical axis; el género de ciervos Axis; la ONG peruana AXISPERU el sello discográfico Axis; el grupo de rock mexicano Axis. En servicios web, Apache Axis es una… …   Wikipedia Español

• axis — ÁXIS s.n. A doua vertebră cervicală, care se articulează cu atlasul1. – Din lat. axis, fr. axis. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 ﻿ áxis (anat.) s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic ﻿ ÁXIS …   Dicționar Român

• Axis — Records  рекорд лейбл расположенный в Чикаго и специализирующийся на выпуске техно музыки. Основан в 1992 году и принадлежит Джеффу Миллзу (англ. Jeff Mills), который является главным (и практически единственным) артистом выпускающим на …   Википедия

• axis — m. anat. Segunda vértebra cervical. Su nombre deriva precisamente porque su apófisis odontoides sirve de eje de rotación para los movimientos de la cabeza. Medical Dictionary. 2011. axis …   Diccionario médico

• axis — UK US /ˈæksɪs/ noun [C] (plural axes /ˈæksiːz/) ► GRAPHS & CHARTS one of two or more fixed lines on a graph: horizontal/vertical axis »We can label the axes time is on the horizontal axis, and the amount (or value) of money is shown on the… …   Financial and business terms

• axis — 1. (a ksis ) s. m. Terme d anatomie. La seconde vertèbre du cou. Vertèbre ainsi dite parce que l apophyse odontoïde, qui en fait partie, logée entre l arc antérieur de l atlas et le ligament transverse, sert en quelque sorte de pivot aux… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré