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AXIS (Lat. for " axle ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 68 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AXIS (Lat. for " axle "), a word having the same meaning as axle, and also used with many extensions of this primary meaning. It denotes the imaginary line about which a body or system of bodies rotates, or a line about which a body or action is symmetrically disposed. In geometry, and in geometrical crystallography, the term denotes a line which serves to aid the orientation of a figure. In anatomy, it is, among other uses, applied to the second cervical vertebra, and in botany it means the stem.
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