Confederate vs Axis - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between confederate and axis

is that confederate is a supporter or resident of the confederate states of america while axis is axis (second vertebra).

As an adjective confederate

is of or relating to the confederate states of america.



Alternative forms

* (archaic)


(en noun)
  • a member of a confederacy
  • an accomplice in a plot
  • * Macaulay
  • He found some of his confederates in gaol.
  • (psychology) An actor who participates in a psychological experiment pretending to be a subject but in actuality working for the researcher (also known as a "stooge").
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of, relating to, or united in a confederacy
  • banded together; allied.
  • * Shakespeare
  • All the swords / In Italy, and her confederate arms, / Could not have made this peace.


    * , Youth's Antiphony, lines 11-12 *: Hour after hour, remote from the world's throng, *: Work, contest, fame, all life's confederate pleas


  • To combine into a confederacy.
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    (wikipedia axis)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • (geometry) An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry).
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  • , author=(Henry Petroski) , title=Opening Doors , volume=100, issue=2, page=112-3 , magazine= citation , passage=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.}}
    The Earth rotates once a day on its axis .
  • (mathematics) A fixed one-dimensional figure, such as a line or arc, with an origin and orientation and such that its points are in one-to-one correspondence with a set of numbers; an axis forms part of the basis of a space or is used to position and locate data in a graph (a coordinate axis).
  • (anatomy) The second cervical vertebra of the spine.
  • (psychiatry) A form of classification and descriptions of mental disorders or disabilities used in manuals such as the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
  • Synonyms
    * (cervical vertebra) epistropheus
    Coordinate terms
    * (cervical vertebra) atlas
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from axis) * axis of evil * axis of rotation * axis of symmetry * coordinate axis * imaginary axis * major axis * minor axis * real axis * semi-major axis * semi-minor axis * x-axis * y-axis * z-axis

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), name of an Indian animal mentioned by the Roman senator .


  • Axis axis , a deer native to Asia.
  • Synonyms
    * (Axis axis) chital, cheetal, chital deer, spotted deer, axis deer
    See also
    * (Chital) * (Axis axis) English nouns with irregular plurals ----