What Does Axis Mean In Dictionary?


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An axis is a straight line or a centre around which a body or a figure rotates. In Maths, we call an axis a straight line which divides an object into two identical halves. In Geography, an axis is an imaginary line going through the North Pole and South Pole. In medical parlance, it is the second cervical vertebra or a pivot for turning the head.

Axis can also be termed as an artery which branches out into different directions at its origin. In the field of botany, the main stem of the plant or a trunk is called as an axis. A group of nations in alliance for mutual interests is also called as Axis. For example, the alliance of Germany, Italy and later Japan in the World War II was called Axis powers.
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