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Noun: axis (axes)  ak-sis
  1. A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
  2. The main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
  3. A group of countries in special alliance
    - bloc
  4. The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
    - axis vertebra
  5. The centre around which something rotates
    - axis of rotation
Noun: Axis
  1. 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"

Derived forms: axes

Type of: alignment, alinement [non-standard], alliance, cervical vertebra, coalition, line, mechanism, neck bone, stalk, stem

Encyclopedia: Axis, Alabama