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n. straight line around which an object turns; epistropheus, second cervical vertebra of the spine below the atlas at the top of the backbone (Anatomy)
n. Axis Powers, military forces that fought against the Allies during World War II (Japan, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania)

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1. in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"
(hypernym) alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement


1. a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
(hypernym) line
(hyponym) coordinate axis
2. the center around which something rotates
(synonym) axis of rotation
(hypernym) mechanism
(hyponym) pivot, pin
3. the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
(hypernym) stalk, stem
(hyponym) rachis
(part-meronym) stele
4. a group of countries in special alliance
(synonym) bloc
(hypernym) alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement
(hyponym) sterling area, sterling bloc, scheduled territories
5. the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
(synonym) axis vertebra
(hypernym) cervical vertebra, neck bone
(part-meronym) odontoid process

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nm. axis, straight line around which an object turns

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áxis (m)
n. axis

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