Also co·ax·al [koh-ak-suh l] /koʊˈæk səl/. having a common axis or coincident axes. Geometry.
- (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
Related formsco·ax·i·al·ly, adverbun·co·ax·al, adjectiveun·co·ax·i·al, adjective
First recorded in 1880–85; co-
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British Dictionary definitions for coaxial
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
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Word Origin and History for coaxial
"having a common axis," 1904, as a term in mathematics; coaxial cable is 1934. See co- + axial.
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