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The main axis of stratification in capitalist societies is the struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)This lines one side of a path leading on a central axis from the house. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are able to plot graphs with the number of points gained on one axis and the salary bill on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When both are passed over for the top job, they join forces to form an axis of evil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Looking down the main axis to the bottom of the garden, there is a dip in the field hedge. Times, Sunday Times (2006)With points on one axis and the wage bill on the other, it is possible to place all the teams on a chart. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Everything from the axis of the earth, to the 23rd psalm comes into it. The Sun (2007)By that time the Axis forces in Tunisia had surrendered. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If commanders failed to identify the main Soviet axis of advance correctly, the whole defence might be scuppered. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)
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Translations for 'axis'
British English: axis NOUN
An axis is an imaginary line through the middle of something.
...the tilt of the Earth's axis.
Definition of axis from the Collins English Dictionary
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