Meaning of RADIUS in English


[] n, pl ra.dii also [L, ray, radius] (ca. 1611) 1: a line segment extending from the center of a circle or sphere to the circumference or bounding surface

2. a: the bone on the thumb side of the human forearm; also: a corresponding part of vertebrates above fishes b: the third and usu. largest vein of an insect's wing 3 a: the length of a radius "a truck with a short turning ~" b: the circular area defined by a stated radius c: a bounded or circumscribed area

4: a radial part

5: the distance from a center line or point to an axis of rotation

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