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English noun: radius

1. radius (attribute) the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere


Broader (hypernym)length

Narrower (hyponym)radius of curvature, semidiameter

Part meronymdiam, diameter

2. radius (shape) a straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere)

Broader (hypernym)straight line

3. radius (location) a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius

SamplesThey located it within a radius of 2 miles.

Broader (hypernym)part, region

4. radius (body) the outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm

Broader (hypernym)arm bone

Part meronymforearm

5. radius (artifact) support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim

Synonymsspoke, wheel spoke

Broader (hypernym)support

Part meronymbicycle wheel, cartwheel, wagon wheel

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