Radius means: The movable limb of a sextant or other angular instrument.

Radius vector means: A straight line (or the length of such line) connecting any point, as of a curve, with a fixed point, or pole, round which the straight line turns, and to which it serves to refer the successive points of a curve, in a system of polar coordinates. See Coordinate, n.

Radius vector means: An ideal straight line joining the center of an attracting body with that of a body describing an orbit around it, as a line joining the sun and a planet or comet, or a planet and its satellite.

Radices means: of Radix

Radixes means: of Radix

Radix means: A primitive word, from which spring other words; a radical; a root; an etymon.

Radix means: A number or quantity which is arbitrarily made the fundamental number of any system; a base. Thus, 10 is the radix, or base, of the common system of logarithms, and also of the decimal system of numeration.

Radix means: A finite expression, from which a series is derived.

Radix means: The root of a plant.

Radulae means: of Radula

Zeuzerian means: Any one of a group of bombycid moths of which the genus Zeuzera is the type. Some of these moths are of large size. The goat moth is an example.

Zeus means: The chief deity of the Greeks, and ruler of the upper world (cf. Hades). He was identified with Jupiter.

Zeugobranchiata means: Same as Zygobranchia.

Zeugmatic means: Of or pertaining to zeugma; characterized by zeugma.

Zeugma means: A figure by which an adjective or verb, which agrees with a nearer word, is, by way of supplement, referred also to another more remote; as, "hic illius arma, hic currus fuit;" where fuit, which agrees directly with currus, is referred also to arma.

Zeuglodonta means: Same as Phocodontia.

Zeuglodont means: Any species of Zeuglodonta.

Zeuglodon means: A genus of extinct Eocene whales, remains of which have been found in the Gulf States. The species had very long and slender bodies and broad serrated teeth. See Phocodontia.

Zetetics means: A branch of algebra which relates to the direct search for unknown quantities.

Zetetic means: A seeker; -- a name adopted by some of the Pyrrhonists.

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