# What are axis?

• (noun): The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.
Synonyms: axis vertebra
See also — Additional definitions below

### Some articles on axis:

Rotation Matrix - In Two Dimensions - Non-standard Orientation of The Coordinate System
... a standard right-handed Cartesian coordinate system is used, with the x axis to the right and the y axis up, the rotation R(θ) is counterclockwise ... in 2D computer graphics, which often have the origin in the top left corner and the y-axis down the screen or page ...
In Three Dimensions - Conversion From and To Axis-angle - Rotation Matrix From Axis and Angle
... it is helpful to be able to make a rotation with a given axis. 1, the matrix for a rotation by an angle of θ about an axis in the direction of u is {{ }} This can be written more concisely as where is the cross product matrix of u, ⊗ is the ... for an observer placed so that the axis u goes in his direction (Right-hand rule) ...
Rotation Matrix - In Three Dimensions - Conversion From and To Axis-angle - Determining The Axis
... Given a rotation matrix R, a vector u parallel to the rotation axis must satisfy since the rotation of around the rotation axis must result in ...
England Rural Development Programme - Rural Development Programme For England 2007-2013
... Axis I Provision of advisory services to farmers and forest holders ... Axis II Support for farming in Less Favoured Areas ... Axis III Support for farm business restructuring through the development of diversified activities ...
Equatorial Mount - Astronomical Telescope Mounts
... In astronomical telescope mounts, the equatorial axis (the right ascension) is paired with a second perpendicular axis of motion (known as the declination) ... The equatorial axis of the mount is often equipped with a motorized "clock drive", that rotates that axis one revolution every 23 hours and 56 minutes in exact sync with the ...

### More definitions of "axis":

• (noun): A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions.
• (noun): A group of countries in special alliance.
Synonyms: bloc
• (noun): In World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations.
Example: "The Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"
• (noun): The main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.

### Famous quotes containing the word axis:

I make this direct statement to the American people that there is far less chance of the United States getting into war, if we do all we can now to support the nations defending themselves against attack by the Axis than if we acquiesce in their defeat, submit tamely to an Axis victory, and wait our turn to be the object of attack in another war later on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

A book is not an autonomous entity: it is a relation, an axis of innumerable relations. One literature differs from another, be it earlier or later, not because of the texts but because of the way they are read: if I could read any page from the present time—this one, for instance—as it will be read in the year 2000, I would know what the literature of the year 2000 would be like.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)

He is the essence that inquires.
He is the axis of the star;
He is the sparkle of the spar;
He is the heart of every creature;
He is the meaning of each feature;
And his mind is the sky,
Than all it holds more deep, more high.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)