- Also co·ax·al [koh-ak-suh l] /koʊˈæk səl/. having a common axis or coincident axes.
- (of a set of circles) having the property that each pair of circles has the same radical axis.
- (of planes) intersecting in a straight line.
- (of a loudspeaker) having two or more cones with their centers mounted on the same axis.
Origin of coaxial
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Examples from the Web for coaxial
The other case of importance is that of two coaxial cylinders.
The probe looked like an aluminum pipe but was really a special tube built like a segment of coaxial cable.The Golden Skull
Let a solid circular sectioned cylinder of radius R1 be enclosed in a coaxial tube of inner radius R2.
The same arrangement can be supplied to a pair of coaxial cylinders.
- having or being mounted on a common axis
- geometry (of a set of circles) having all the centres on a straight line
- electronics formed from, using, or connected to a coaxial cable
Word Origin and History for coaxial
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