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time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis 24-hour interval , day , mean solar day , solar day , twenty-four hour period , twenty-four hours
(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body abduction
value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis abscissa
moss in which the main axis is terminated by the archegonium (and hence the capsule) acrocarp , acrocarpous moss
(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body adduction
(mathematics) a transformation that is a combination of single transformations such as translation or rotation or reflection on an axis affine transformation
alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945 Allies
angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light angle of extinction , extinction angle
(geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis) angle of inclination , inclination
product of the momentum of a rotating body and its distance from the axis of rotation angular momentum
brown algae distinguished by compressed or inflated branchlets along the axis Ascophyllum , genus Ascophyllum
rotary motion of an object around its own axis axial motion , axial rotation , roll
upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk axil
ovules are borne at or around the center of a compound ovary on an axis formed from joined septa axile placentation
series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord back , backbone , rachis , spinal column , spine , vertebral column
flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning) bank
windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails capstan
slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel carpophore
method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis CAT , computed axial tomography , computed tomography , computerized axial tomography , computerized tomography , CT
one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere celestial pole , pole
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