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any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts | arbor , mandrel , mandril , spindle |

one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes | Cartesian coordinate |

ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point | circle |

erect tropical Asian shrub whose small lateral leaflets rotate on their axes and jerk up and down under the influence of sunshine | Codariocalyx motorius , Desmodium gyrans , Desmodium motorium , semaphore plant , telegraph plant |

shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes | ellipsoid of revolution , spheroid |

telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it | equatorial |

visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes | graph , graphical record |

point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero | origin |

very short shallowly creeping North American fern usually growing on cliffs or walls and having dark glossy leaf axes | Pellaea atropurpurea , purple rock brake |

any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes | quadrant |

(mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin | rotation |

(mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system | transformation |

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