One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having or relating to a single axis.
- ‘In uniaxial systems, traffic jams cannot be avoided as one increases the number of motors involved in the cargo transport.’
- ‘To determine the configuration of the encapsidated chain, we posit local hexagonal ordering and a uniaxial symmetry of the packaged DNA.’
- ‘Thus, the cupule is a simple uniaxial structure.’
- ‘For decades, extensibility has also been used to denote the relative or absolute uniaxial extension of pieces of excised tissue per unit of uniaxial force, applied externally to the tissue, without consideration of a force threshold.’
- ‘This initial type of fabric is readily produced in low-temperature deformation experiments under uniaxial extension when deformation twinning is active.’
- 1.1 (of crystals) having one optic axis, as in the hexagonal, trigonal, and tetragonal systems.
- ‘We have used it in reflection mode to determine the optical functions of uniaxial crystals.’
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