radial

[ rey-dee-uh l ]
/ ˈreɪ di əl /

adjective

noun

a radial section or construction.
Automotive. radial tire.

Origin of radial

1560–70; < Medieval Latin radiālis, equivalent to Latin radi(us) beam, ray (see radius) + -ālis -al1
Related formsra·di·al·i·ty, nounra·di·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·ra·di·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radial

radial

/ (ˈreɪdɪəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsradially, adverb

Word Origin for radial

C16: from Medieval Latin radiālis from radius
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Word Origin and History for radial

radial


adj.

c.1400, "of or like a ray or radius," from Medieval Latin radialis, from Latin radius "shaft, rod; spoke of a wheel; beam of light" (see radius). As a noun, a type of tire, attested from 1965, short for radial-ply (tire). Related: Radially.

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Medicine definitions for radial

radial

[ rādē-əl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or near the radius or forearm.
Moving or directed along a radius.
Radiating from or converging to a common center.
Related formsradi•al•ly adv.
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