Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: radial  rey-dee-ul
  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 centre; relating to rays of light
    "radial heat"
     
  4. Arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common centre
    "radial symmetry"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways";
    - stellate, radiate
Noun: radial  rey-dee-ul
  1. Pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
    - radial tire [N. Amer], radial-ply tire [N. Amer], radial tyre [Brit], radial-ply tyre [Brit]

Derived forms: radials

See also: symmetric, symmetrical

Type of: pneumatic tire [N. Amer], pneumatic tyre [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Radial