English - English Dictionary

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parapraxisa minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
praxistranslating an idea into action; "a hard theory to put into practice"; "differences between theory and praxis of communism"
taxisthe surgical procedure of manually restoring a displaced body part
taxisa locomotor response toward or away from an external stimulus by a motile (and usually simple) organism
chemotaxismovement by a cell or organism in reaction to a chemical stimulus
negative chemotaxismovement away from a chemical stimulus
positive chemotaxismovement toward a chemical stimulus
prophylaxisthe prevention of disease
axisthe center around which something rotates
axis of rotationthe center around which something rotates
off-axis reflectora reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewed
axisthe 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
axis vertebrathe 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head
axisa straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
coordinate axisone of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
x-axisthe horizontal axis in a plane coordinate system
y-axisthe vertical axis in a plane coordinate system
z-axisthe third axis in a 3-dimensional coordinate system
major axisthe longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci
semimajor axisone-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end
minor axisthe shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
semiminor axisone-half the minor axis of an ellipse
principal axisa line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted
optic axisa line that passes through the center of curvature of a lens so that light is neither reflected nor refracted
ataraxisthe absence of mental stress or anxiety