Meaning of RADIAL in English


— radiality , n. — radially , adv.

/ray"dee euhl/ , adj.

1. arranged like radii or rays.

2. having spokes, bars, lines, etc., arranged like radii, as a machine.

3. made in the direction of a radius; going from the center outward or from the circumference inward along a radius: a radial cut.

4. Zool. pertaining to structures that radiate from a central point, as the arms of a starfish.

5. of, like, or pertaining to a radius or a ray.

6. Mach.

a. having pistons moving inward and outward from a central point or shaft: a radial engine; a radial pump.

b. noting a bearing designed primarily to take thrusts radial to the center of rotation.

7. Anat. , Entomol. of, pertaining to, or situated near the radius.

8. acting along or in the direction of the radius of a circle: radial motion; radial velocity.


9. a radial section or construction.

10. Auto. See radial tire .

[ 1560-70; radialis, equiv. to L radi ( us ) beam, ray (see RADIUS) + -alis -AL 1 ]

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