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- Arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre.
2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 112-3:
- A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place. Applying a force tangential to the knob is essentially equivalent to applying one perpendicular to a radial line defining the lever.
- Moving along a radius.
- (anatomy) Of, or relating to the radius bone.
- (entomology) Of, or relating to the radius (vein), and/or the wing areas next to it.
terms derived from radial
arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common center
radial (plural radials)
radial m, f (plural radiales)
radial m (plural radiales)
- (geometry) radian