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Axis of rotation   /ˈæksəs əv roʊtˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Axis of rotation

The center around which something rotates.  Synonym: axis.

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"Axis of rotation" Quotes from Famous Books

... motion was imparted to all by one inflexible law. The first four planets, counting from the sun, perform their rotation in nearly the same time, namely, twenty-four hours. But Jupiter's period is a little less, and Saturn's a little more, than ten hours. Again, Jupiter's axis of rotation is nearly perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic, while that of Mars is inclined at an angle of fifty-nine degrees forty-two minutes. Another irregularity, still more fatal to the theory, is found in the number of satellites ...
— A Theory of Creation: A Review of 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' • Francis Bowen

Words linked to "Axis of rotation" :   rotor head, pivot, mechanism, pin, rotor shaft

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