- The spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India,
where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name). - A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body,
on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing
through a body or system around which the parts are symmetrically
arranged. - A straight line with respect to which the different parts of
a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i.
e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex
and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line
passing through the center. - The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which
organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body. - The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata. - Also used of the body only of the vertebra, which is
prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first vertebra or atlas,
so as to form the odontoid process or peg which serves as a pivot for
the atlas and head to turn upon. - One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the
position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded. - The primary or secondary central line of any design.
Meaning of 'axis' (Princeton's WordNet)
1 . axis
Meaning (1): - in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations
Parapraxis Parapraxis refers to apparent mistakes of behaviour like forgetting familiar names or slips of the tongue; known as Freudian slips in psychoanalytic thought.
Axis of advance Axis of advance is a line of advance which is assigned for purposes of control; often a road or a group of roads, or a designated series of locations, extending in the direction of the enemy.
Taxis Taxis is the movement away from or toward a chemical or physical stimulus.
Prophylaxis Prophylaxis is preventive treatment for protection against disease.
Phototaxis Phototaxis is the movement of organisms in response to a change in light intensity.
Magnetotaxis Magnetotaxis is a movement of organisms in response to a magnetic field.
Chemotaxis Chemotaxis is the movement of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus.
Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity in an animal following the parenteral injection of an antigen.