Definition for Axis

axis, n. [L. 'pivot, axle-tree'.] (webplay: earth, eye, parts, turns, tree, wheel).

  1. Magnetic pole; straight line around which the world revolves.
  2. Axle; pivot point; line parallel to the horizon passing through the center.
  3. Spine; spinal column; central nervous system.
  4. Equilibrium; support; security; assurance; stability.

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