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  • n. A group of states sponsoring terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction, originally defined as including Iran, Iraq, and North Korea.
  • n. A preferential axis which may have shaped the development of the universe, sometimes abbreviated AOE.

Etymologies

First used by President George W. Bush in the State of the Union Address in 2002 . Possibly from a historical analogy to the German-Italian-Japanese Axis. Extended to astrophysics by João Magueijo in 2005. (Wiktionary)

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