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Definition of "uniaxial" [u•ni•ax•i•al]

  • Of, relating to, or affecting one axis. (adjective)
  • Botany Of, relating to, or being a plant with one primary stem that has no branches and terminates in a flower. (adjective)
  • Having one direction along which double refraction of light does not take place. Used of a crystal. (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 "uniaxial" in a sentence
  • "There are two varieties in which the movement is uniaxial, that is to say, all movements take place around one axis."
  • "The engineers embedded sensors called uniaxial and triaxial accelerometers inside a wind turbine blade as the blade was being built."
  • "One problem encountered in our project is those standard mechanical tests such as uniaxial tension and pure shear just simply can't be performed on a single cell."
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