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radial definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: relating to or near the radius; "the radial aspect of the forearm"
2: relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius; "radial velocity"
3: issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light; "radial heat"
4: arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways" [syn: radial, stellate, radiate] n
1: pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing [syn: radial, radial tire, radial-ply tire]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin radialis, from Latin radius ray Date: 1570 1. arranged or having parts arranged like rays 2. a. relating to, placed like, or moving along a radius b. characterized by divergence from a center 3. of, relating to, or adjacent to a bodily radius 4. developing uniformly around a central axis radially adverb II. noun Date: 1872 1. a. a radial part b. ray 2. a body part (as an artery) lying near or following the course of the radius 3. a pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at approximately 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread called also radial-ply tire, radial tire

U.S. Military Dictionary

A magnetic bearing extending from a very high frequency omni-range and/or tactical air navigation station.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of, concerning, or in rays. 2 a arranged like rays or radii; having the position or direction of a radius. b having spokes or radiating lines. c acting or moving along lines diverging from a centre. 3 Anat. relating to the radius (radial artery). 4 (in full radial-ply) (of a vehicle tyre) having the core fabric layers arranged radially at right angles to the circumference and the tread strengthened. --n. 1 Anat. the radial nerve or artery. 2 a radial-ply tyre. Phrases and idioms: radial engine an engine having cylinders arranged along radii. radial symmetry symmetry occurring about any number of lines or planes passing through the centre of an organism etc. radial velocity esp. Astron. the speed of motion along a radial line, esp. between a star etc. and an observer. Derivatives: radially adv. Etymology: med.L radialis (as RADIUS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Radial Ra"di*al, a. [Cf. F. radial. See Radius.] Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, (Bot.) radial projections; (Zo["o]l.) radial vessels or canals; (Anat.) the radial artery. Radial symmetry. (Biol.) See under Symmetry.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(radials) Radial refers to the pattern that you get when straight lines are drawn from the centre of a circle to a number of points round the edge. The white marble floors were inlaid in a radial pattern of brass. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Moby Thesaurus

approaching, asymptotic, centripetal, centrolineal, concurrent, confluent, confocal, connivent, converging, focal, meeting, mutually approaching, radiate, radiated, radiating, radiative, rayed, tangent, tangential, uniting


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