American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or affecting one axis.
- adj. Botany Of, relating to, or being a plant with one primary stem that has no branches and terminates in a flower.
- adj. Having one direction along which double refraction of light does not take place. Used of a crystal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having but one optical axis, or axis of double refraction. Iceland spar is a uniaxial crystal. See refraction, and cut under interference.
- In biology, having one main axis to which the other axes are subordinate; growing lengthwise.
- In botany, having a single axis, as when the primary stem of a plant does not branch and terminates in a flower.
- Monaxon, as a sponge-spicule.
- n. A uniaxial crystal.
- n. Also uniaxal.
- adj. Having a single axis
- adj. botany Having a single stem, with no branches, that terminates in a flower
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Crystallog.) Having but one optic axis, or line of no double refraction.
- adj. (Biol.) Having only one axis; developing along a single line or plane; -- opposed to
“There are two varieties in which the movement is uniaxial, that is to say, all movements take place around one axis.”
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“One problem encountered in our project is those standard mechanical tests such as uniaxial tension and pure shear just simply can't be performed on a single cell.”
“Starting out with a relatively simple Silicon-Germanium epitaxy, we are looking at uniaxial compression and stretching for PMOS and NMOS devices, respectively, to speed up the currents and reduce power consumption at the same time.”
“In uniaxial crystals the number of absorption spectra is reduced to two.”
“Optically, calcite is uniaxial with negative bi-refringence, the index of refraction for the ordinary ray being greater than for the extraordinary ray; for sodium-light the former is 1.6585 and the latter 1.4862.”
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“The uniaxial carriage has a third, stepless adjustable supporting wheel that guides the carriage along the fillet weld.”
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