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Main Entry: ax·is
Pronunciation: primarystressak-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ax·es /primarystressak-secondarystresssemacronz/
1 a : a straight line about which a body or a geometric figure rotates or may be supposed to rotate <the earth's axis> b : a straight line with respect to which a body or figure is symmetrical -- called also axis of symmetry c : one of the reference lines of a coordinate system
2 a : a bodily structure around which parts are arranged in a symmetrical way b : the main stem of a plant from which leaves and branches arise

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