Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun axis

6 senses of axis

Sense 1
axis -- (a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions)
       => line -- (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Sense 2
axis -- (the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged)
       => stalk, stem -- (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

Sense 3
Axis -- (in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II")
       => alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement -- (an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty)

Sense 4
bloc, axis -- (a group of countries in special alliance)
       => alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement -- (an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty)

Sense 5
axis, axis vertebra -- (the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head)
       => cervical vertebra, neck bone -- (one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region)

Sense 6
axis, axis of rotation -- (the center around which something rotates)
       => mechanism -- (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

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