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radial

[ rey-dee-uhl ]
/ ˈreɪ di əl /
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adjective
noun
a radial section or construction.
Automotive. radial tire.
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Origin of radial

1560–70; <Medieval Latin radiālis, equivalent to Latin radi(us) beam, ray (see radius) + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM radial

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 of radial

radially, adverb

Word Origin for radial

C16: from Medieval Latin radiālis from radius
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Medical 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.

Other words from radial

radi•al•ly adv.
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