axial line


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axial line

A line running in the main axis of the body or a body part, such as a limb. E.g., the axial line of the hand runs longitudinally through the middle digit; the axial line of the foot runs longitudinally through the second digit.
See also: line
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i) The rate of integrated axial lines as shown in figure 4(c) classified according colors from the yellow to blue, which represent the high to low integration or the importance of the axial lines (streets and alleyways).
He first pointed out that those who said the town plan should consist entirely of straight streets and square places symmetrically arranged upon axial lines quite ignored both the economic necessities and the great architectural opportunities which spring from the fact that the site upon which the plan is to be carried out has in England, in nine cases out of ten, an undulating surface, and embraces many marked features of an irregular character.
The Dome of the Chain aligns up to the mihrab of Umar, and the intersection of the two axial lines falls on the mihrab of the Dome of the Chain.