One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having or relating to two axes.
- ‘A limitation in virtually all planar biaxial studies of soft tissues has been the inability to include the effects of in-plane shear.’
- ‘We have implanted 76 biaxial total wrist prostheses as a primary procedure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist.’
- ‘Experimental testing under biaxial loading is generally the appropriate approach for properly evaluating the performance, assisting in the design, and understanding the material behavior of heater head components under complex stress states’
- ‘In buildings, biaxial form offers interesting cantilevering potential.’
- ‘The damping functions were obtained by stress relaxation experiments under biaxial, planar and shear deformations.’
- 1.1 (of crystals) having two optic axes, as in the orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic systems.
- ‘It is also monoclinic and biaxial positive.’
- ‘It has no cleavage or parting and is biaxial positive, nonpleochroic, and monoclinic.’
- ‘It's density is near 3.48, and it is biaxial negative.’
- ‘Liquid crystal researchers did manage to create the biaxial nematic state with complex, soapy mixtures, and with flat molecules tied to a long polymer chain.’
- ‘For optical data, the measured 2V of a biaxial mineral can be checked against 2V calculated from the three principal indices of refraction.’
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