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ax·is

axis

 
 
pronunciation:
aek sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: axes
definition 1: a real or imaginary line through the center of an object, around which the object turns.
Earth makes a complete turn on its axis every twenty-four hours.
definition 2: (capitalized) the name for the union of Germany, Italy, Japan, and other countries during the Second World War.
The Axis powers were defeated in 1945.
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