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One entry found for radius.
Main Entry: ra·di·us
Pronunciation: primarystressramacrd-emacron-schwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ra·dii /-emacron-secondarystressimacr /; also ra·-di·us·es
Etymology: from Latin radius "ray, beam, spoke" --related to RADIATE, RADIO, 2RAY
1 : the bone on the thumb side of the human forearm; also : a corresponding bone of other vertebrates
2 : a line extending from the center of a circle or sphere to the circumference or surface
3 a : the length of a radius b : a circular area defined by a given radius <deer may wander within a radius of several miles>
4 : a radial part or plane
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