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Definition of "radial" []

  • Of, relating to, or arranged like rays or radii. (adjective)
  • Radiating from or converging to a common center. (adjective)
  • Having or characterized by parts so arranged or so radiating. (adjective)
  • Moving or directed along a radius. (adjective)
  • Anatomy Of, relating to, or near the radius or forearm. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "radial" in a sentence
  • "Some of the largest structures we saw there were salt dome that had salt piercing in the center of them, and that piercing salt and generator resulted in a lot of what we call radial fault."
  • "Its twin radial J-type engines are capped in gleaming chrome and trail long delicate-looking finials behind the ship's single-pilot compartment."
  • "Certain American radial engines were made previous to 1914, the principal being the Albatross six-cylinder engines of 50 and 100 horse-powers."