Meaning of RADIAL in English


[] adj [ML radialis, fr. L radius ray] (1570) 1: arranged or having parts arranged like rays

2. a: relating to, placed like, or moving along a radius b: characterized by divergence from a center

3: of, relating to, or adjacent to a bodily radius "the thumb is on the ~ aspect of the hand"

4: developing uniformly around a central axis "~ cleavage of an egg" -- adv

[2]radial n (1872) 1 a: a radial part b: ray

2: a body part (as an artery) lying near or following the course of the radius

3: a pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at approximately 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread--called also radial-ply tire, radial tire

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