- having pistons moving inward and outward from a central point or shaft: a radial engine; a radial pump.
- noting a bearing designed primarily to take thrusts radial to the center of rotation.
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Origin of radial
OTHER WORDS FROM radialra·di·al·i·ty, nounra·di·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·ra·di·al, adjective
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Instead, the investigators used the radial velocity method, which involves looking at the slight gravitational wobble a planet causes in its star as it makes its orbit.It's Been 25 Years Since We Found the First Exoplanet. Now We Know of Thousands—and Some Could Harbor Life|Chris Wilson|October 6, 2020|Time
A quadrant of a circle is one quarter of the same, being bounded on two of its sides by two radial lines, as in Figure 49.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught|Joshua Rose
In kangaroo rats, which are saltators, the index rises to more than 100 owing to the lengthening of the radial component.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii|Henry W. Setzer
They were in a section of the passage now that corresponded roughly to the statue's radial artery.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
The lower bars are probably meant for teeth; what the radial lines on the crown are supposed to be is again conjecture.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious|W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
The hand of an emaciated individual may be readily injected, both arteries and veins, by fixing the pipe in the radial artery.History of Embalming|J. N. Gannal