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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


Synonymsr


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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