Axial vs Axle - What's the difference?

axial | axle |


As an adjective axial

is of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis.

As a noun axle is

(obsolete) shoulder or axle can be the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

axial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis.
  • Belonging to the axis of the body; as, the axial skeleton; or to the axis of any appendage or organ; as, the axial bones.
  • (botany) in the same direction as the axis, parallel to the axis.
  • the secondary xylem usually consists of axial and radial elements

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    See also

    * abaxial * adaxial

    axle

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) axle, eaxle, from (etyl) , (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Shoulder.
  • Etymology 2

    A combination of (etyl) eax and (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  • A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
  • An axis; as, the Sun’s axle.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "axle") *

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