American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or arranged like rays or radii.
- adj. Radiating from or converging to a common center.
- adj. Having or characterized by parts so arranged or so radiating.
- adj. Moving or directed along a radius.
- adj. Anatomy Of, relating to, or near the radius or forearm.
- adj. Developing symmetrically about a central point.
- n. A radial part, such as a ray, spoke, or radius.
- n. A radial tire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a ray or a radius (or radii); having the character or appearance of a ray or a radius; grouped or appearing like radii or rays; shooting out as from a center; being or moving in the direction of the radius.
- Specifically— In anatomy, of or pertaining in any way to the radius (see radius, 2): as, the radial artery, nerve, vein; radial articulations or movements; the radial side or aspect of the arm, wrist, or hand; the radial group of muscles; the radial pronator or supinator.
- In zoology, rayed, radiate, or radiating; of or pertaining to the rays, arms, or radiating processes of an animal; relating to the radially disposed or actinomeric parts of the Radiata and similar animals. See cut under medisiform.
- In ichthyology, of or pertaining to the radialia. See radiale .
- In botany:
- Belonging to a ray, as of an umbel or of a flower-head in the Compositæ.
- Developing uniformly on all sides of the axis: opposed to bifacial or dorsiventral.
- n. A radiating or radial part: a ray. Specifically, in anatomy and zoology:
- n. The fourth joint, counting from the base, of the pedipalp of a spider.
- n. In ichthyology, one of the cartilaginous rays supporting the median fins of elasmobranchs.
- adj. arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre
- adj. moving along a radius
- adj. anatomy of, or relating to the radius bone
- n. a radial tire / radial tyre
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated.
- adj. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center
- adj. issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light
- n. pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
- adj. relating to or near the radius
- adj. relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius
- Middle English, from Medieval Latin radiālis, from Latin radius, ray. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some of the largest structures we saw there were salt dome that had salt piercing in the center of them, and that piercing salt and generator resulted in a lot of what we call radial fault.”
“Its twin radial J-type engines are capped in gleaming chrome and trail long delicate-looking finials behind the ship's single-pilot compartment.”
“Certain American radial engines were made previous to 1914, the principal being the Albatross six-cylinder engines of 50 and 100 horse-powers.”
“To answer your question though, in short, radial velocity speed at which an object is moving away from or toward an observer along the line of sight.”
“I got unprecedented access to the headquarters of the infamous Soviet intelligence agency, the KGB, and in Leningrad I had an exclusive interview with Dr. Svyatoslav Fyodorov, the ophthalmologist who developed the revolutionary vision correction procedure known as radial keratotomy.”
“PRK, performed in the physician's office with local anesthesia, is a far more sophisticated procedure than a controversial form of surgery called radial keratotomy (RK).”
“And Firestone has made a renewed effort to recall radial tires of Ford Explorers and other SUVs from the '90s.”
“But if they need to do it again, certainly they have other veins; and there's actually an artery in the arm that they can used called a radial artery.”
“Typically, in these "transit" measurements, the dimmings merely suggest planets; their presence is confirmed by ground-based telescopes that look for the "wobble" - a method known as radial velocity measurements.”
“Cell nuclei are shown in blue, nuclei of neural stem cells are shown in green, while so called radial stem cells, a subgroup of neural stem cells, are shown red.”
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