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Radial   /rˈeɪdiəl/   Listen

Relating to or near the radius.
Relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius.
Issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light.
Arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center.  Synonyms: radiate, stellate.  "A starlike or stellate arrangement of petals" , "Many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"

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"Radial" Quotes from Famous Books

... iron, eight notches in the same being provided to fit over the arms of the spider keyed to the shaft. The spider is in halves, which are bolted together longitudinally after the rings are in position. It is Gramme wound, and measures over the winding 7 in. radial depth, 37 in. outside diameter, and 22 in. in length. The current is collected by four brushes. The fitting and mechanical build of the dynamos leaves nothing to be desired. All the working parts of the dynamos and ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889 • Various

... that will describe what, in modified Herbartian phraseology, one may call the child's initial circle of thought; it is a circle many things will subsequently enlarge and modify, but of which they have the centering at least and the establishment of the radial trends, almost beyond redemption. The effect of home influence, indeed, constitutes with most of us a sort of secondary heredity, interweaving with, and sometimes almost indistinguishable from, the real unalterable ...
— Mankind in the Making • H. G. Wells

... mounted on the bottom section of an iron buoy 6 feet 6 inches across, which is decked over and fitted with a framework of 3-inch angle-iron 9 feet high, to which a 300-pound bell is rigidly attached. A radial grooved iron plate is made fast to the frame under the bell and close to it, on which is laid a free cannon-ball. As the buoy rolls on the sea, this ball rolls on the plate, striking some side of the bell at each motion with such force as to cause ...
— Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885 • Various

... a big 'un, Jack," said the instrument man. His eyes were on the radar screen. It not only gave him a picture of the body of the slowly spinning mountain, but the distance and the angular and radial velocities. A duplicate of the instrument gave the same ...
— Thin Edge • Gordon Randall Garrett

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