Definitions for radialˈreɪ di əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra•di•alˈreɪ di əl(adj.)

  1. arranged or having parts arranged like radii or rays.

    Category: Math

  2. made in the direction of a radius; going from the center outward or from the circumference inward along a radius:

    a radial cut.

    Category: Math

  3. of, like, or pertaining to a radius or a ray.

    Category: Math

  4. of, pertaining to, or situated near the radius of the forearm.

    Category: Anatomy

  5. acting along or in the direction of the radius of a circle:

    radial motion.

    Category: Math

  6. (n.)a radial section, part, or structure.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. Category: Automotive

    Ref: radial tire.

Origin of radial:

1560–70; < ML radiālis= L radi(us) beam, ray (see radius ) +-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. radial, radial tire, radial-ply tire(adj)

    pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing

  2. radial(adj)

    relating to or near the radius

    "the radial aspect of the forearm"

  3. radial(adj)

    relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius

    "radial velocity"

  4. radial(adj)

    issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light

    "radial heat"

  5. radial, stellate, radiate(adj)

    arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center

    "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"


  1. radial(Noun)

    a radial tire / radial tyre

  2. radial(Adjective)

    arranged like rays that radiate from, or converge to a common centre

  3. radial(Adjective)

    moving along a radius

  4. radial(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the radius bone

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radial(adj)

    of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, (Bot.) radial projections; (Zool.) radial vessels or canals; (Anat.) the radial artery


  1. Radial

    In RF engineering, radial has two different meanings, both referring to lines which radiate from a radio antenna.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. radial

    A magnetic bearing extending from a very high frequency omni-range and/or tactical air navigation station.


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