An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry). (noun)
A fixed one-dimensional figure, such as a line or arc, with an origin and orientation and such that its points are in one-to-one correspondence with a set of numbers; an axis forms part of the basis of a space or is used to position and locate data in a graph (a coordinate axis). (noun)
The second cervical vertebra of the spine. (noun)
Axis axis, a deer native to Asia. (noun)
Examples of word axis
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"Faith! if the life we live is like the globe we inhabit -- if it revolves on its own axis, _and you're that axis_ -- there's not a flaw in your philosophy; but IF -- Now perish my impetuosity!
Unfortunately the gut-brain axis is so interrelated, it is not surprising that these drugs have negative psych side effects!
But remember, it was the president in a State of the Union Address who used the term axis of evil.
KING: Was the term axis of evil, in retrospect, a mistake or warranted?