Radio vs Radial - What's the difference?

radio | radial |

As a verb radio

is .

As an adjective radial is

arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre.

As a noun radial is

a radial tire / radial tyre.



(wikipedia radio)


  • (uncountable) The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves.
  • (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.
  • (countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.
  • (Internet, uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.
  • Synonyms

    * (device to capture radio signal) tuner, wireless, receiver


    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, transitive, ambitransitive) To use two-way radio to transmit (a message) (to another radio or other radio operator).
  • I think the boat is sinking; we'd better radio''' for help.'' / ''I '''radioed''' him already.'' / '''''Radio''' the coordinates this time.'' / ''OK. I '''radioed them the coordinates.
  • To order or assist (to a location), using telecommunications.
  • * 2002 , Jack Dave, Death Bridge , iUniverse, ISBN 978-0-595-21407-5, page 40:
  • “Could you call them here? I'd like to talk to them. Or if they're out in the field, radio them in.”
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  • Anagrams

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    (en adjective)
  • Arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , 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. 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.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from radial) * radial arm maze * radial arm saw * radial artery * radial basis function * radial cleavage * radial collateral artery * radial curve * radial displacement * radial embedding * radial engine * radial growth phase * radial index artery * radial integral * radial keratotomy * radial line * radial nerve * radial-ply tire / radial-ply tyre * radial point * radial symmetry * radial tire / radial tyre * radial vein * radial velocity


    (en noun)
  • a radial tire / radial tyre