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 forms

ra·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 Forms

radially, adverb

Word Origin for radial

C16: from Medieval Latin radiālis from radius
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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 forms

radi•al•ly adv.
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