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ax·i·al

(ak'sē-ăl),
1. Relating to an axis. Synonym(s): axialis [TA], axile
2. Relating to or situated in the central part of the body, in the head and trunk as distinguished from the limbs, for example, axial skeleton.
3. In dentistry, relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth.
4. In radiology, an axial image is one obtained by rotating around the axis of the body, producing a transverse planar image, that is, a section transverse to the axis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

axial

Imaging
adjective An MRI term referring to a plane, slice or section made by cutting the body or part of it at right angles to the long axis; if the body or part is upright, the cut is parallel to the horizon.
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ax·i·al

(ak'sē-ăl) [TA]
1. Relating to an axis.
Synonym(s): axialis, axile.
2. Relating to or situated in the central part of the body, in the head and trunk as distinguished from the limbs, e.g., axial skeleton.
3. dentistry Relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth.
[L. axis, axle, + -al, adj. suffix]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Axial

A straight line passing through a spherical body between its two poles and about which the body may revolve.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ax·i·al

(ak'sē-ăl) [TA]
1. In dentistry, relating to or parallel with the long axis of a tooth.
2. In radiology, an axial image is one obtained by rotating around the axis of the body, producing a transverse planar image, i.e., a section transverse to the axis.
3. Relating to an axis.
4. Relating to or situated in the central part of the body, in the head and trunk as distinguished from the limbs, e.g., axial skeleton.
[L. axis, axle, + -al, adj. suffix]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Routes through the galleries are arranged to encourage wandering, with some openings arranged enfilade, but with occasional departures from axiality. The major public space is the double-height entrance hall which, as you go in, offers fine views over the lake, the semiprivate garden beyond and the glass boxes of the gallery spaces poking out into the water to receive the Hockney-like constantly changing dappled reflections of the water surface.
Its top would become wind-pruned like the surrounding vegetation; the introduction of this irregular natural form would have added a vital complement to the axiality of the space and balanced its austerity, as well as providing summer shade to enable fuller use of the central area.
It can be argued that axiality begins with the first rectangular room, for if it is other than square there is always a long axis and a short axis, and the longer is the more important.
At this same time, incidentally, the exiled German critic Walter Benjamin was working on his 'Arcades Project'; just as Benjamin's thought defied simple axiality, moving (as Pierre Missac wrote) like 'a knight's move in a game of chess', and the physical arcades he was describing became undetachable from their itinerant populations, their beginnings, their ends, and their internal cross-references, so Scharoun's buildings began to defy the camera.
The concept of axiality is given expression in Ndebele architecture through the various entrance thresholds which heighten the experience of entry, ritualising movement along a route.
The reality of both linear blocks turning in towards each other as Ls -- the northernmost appendage houses auditorium with library above -- settles any headlong axiality and instigates a transverse meandering.