radial

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radial (comparative more radial, superlative most radial)

  1. Arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre.
    • 2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, 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.
  2. Moving along a radius.
  3. (anatomy) Of, or relating to the radius bone.

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Noun[edit]

radial (plural radials)

  1. a radial tire / radial tyre

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

radial m, f (plural radiales)

  1. radial
  2. of or pertaining to radio

Noun[edit]

radial m (plural radiales)

  1. (geometry) radian