• WordNet 3.6
    • adj radial arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center "radial symmetry","a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals","many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
    • adj radial issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light "radial heat"
    • adj radial relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius "radial velocity"
    • adj radial relating to or near the radius "the radial aspect of the forearm"
    • n radial pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Radial Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as, Bot radial projections; Zoöl radial vessels or canals; Anat the radial artery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • radial Of or pertaining to a ray or a radius (or radii); having the character or appearance of a ray or a radius; grouped or appearing like radii or rays; shooting out as from a center; being or moving in the direction of the radius.
    • radial Specifically— In anatomy, of or pertaining in any way to the radius (see radius, 2): as, the radial artery, nerve, vein; radial articulations or movements; the radial side or aspect of the arm, wrist, or hand; the radial group of muscles; the radial pronator or supinator.
    • radial In zoology, rayed, radiate, or radiating; of or pertaining to the rays, arms, or radiating processes of an animal; relating to the radially disposed or actinomeric parts of the Radiata and similar animals. See cut under medisiform.
    • radial In ichthyology, of or pertaining to the radialia. See radiale .
    • radial In botany:
    • radial Belonging to a ray, as of an umbel or of a flower-head in the Compositæ.
    • radial Developing uniformly on all sides of the axis: opposed to bifacial or dorsiventral.
    • n radial A radiating or radial part: a ray. Specifically, in anatomy and zoology:
    • n radial The fourth joint, counting from the base, of the pedipalp of a spider.
    • n radial In ichthyology, one of the cartilaginous rays supporting the median fins of elasmobranchs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Radial rā′di-al shooting out like a ray or radius: pertaining to the radius of the forearm:
    • adj Radial rā′di-al (bot.) developing uniformly on all sides
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. radial,. See Radius


In literature:

They may be deemed radial bow or stern-timbers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I was called to see a gentleman who had attempted suicide by slashing the radial artery at the wrist.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
I am really amazed that my advocacy of the radial, instead of the parallel, position of the cameras should have been so misunderstood.
"Notes and Queries, Number 206, October 8, 1853" by Various
All the teeth and teeth faces are cut radially, and a little side play is allowed.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
Keeler's were the first trustworthy determinations of radial motion obtained visually.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The gills are radial, somewhat branching, and coming together again, sordid white or tan-color.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Radial; belonging to the radius.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
There was a spot on the inner lining of the radial vein in Kemmer's left arm.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Stan went up and wound up the radial motors.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Sixth, either radially (as in nature with the human hand or in a chestnut leaf.).
"An Architect's Note-book in Spain" by Matthew Digby Wyatt

In news:

Radial Introduces the Tossover Variable Frequency Divider.
Results of the STEMI- RADIAL trial presented at TCT 2012.
Results of the STEMI- RADIAL trial.
If you're in the market for new trailer tires take a look at the M8008 ST Radial from Maxxis.
Bridgestone launches new on/off highway radial .
Arm's radial nerve trapped under plate in fracture surgery.
LOUISVILLE, KY GT Radial introduced a SmartWay verified radial trailer tire, giving the company a radial truck tire for every axle position.
Radial Engineering's EXTC Guitar Effects Interface/Reamp.
Radial Engineering's New Firefly Direct Input Box.
Sailmaker Mike Topper explores the tricks and tips of trimming tri- radial symmetric spinnakers.
Swift Fuel Runs an R-2800 Radial .
Double Coin Tires and China Manufacturers Alliance showing off REM-9 radial earthmover tire at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011.
Description Now that you've laid out your radial pattern, it's just a matter of cutting and assembling it.
Radial tires, including the standard spare tire.
For the ATV/UTV industry, Pro Comp 's first product to be launched is the Xtreme Trax radial tire.

In science:

This form must be separated into radial and angular parts to obtain the radial equations.
Exact Solutions of Kemmer Equation for Coulomb Potential
Fig. 7.— Radial profile of the tangential to radial acceleration ratio for four different triaxial halos.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Combining our new radial velocities with those from the literature, we isolate a sample of 263 distinct ob jects whose colors and radial velocities are consistent with their being GCs belonging to M49.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
The radial coordinates associated to each element of a symmetric space through its spherical or horospheric decomposition will be of relevance when we discuss the radial parts of differential operators on symmetric spaces in section 6.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
It is a remarkable fact that the eigenfunctions of the radial part of the Laplace–Beltrami operator ∆′B have the property of being eigenfunctions of the radial part of any left–invariant differential operator on the symmetric space as well (, Ch.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces