an Asian deer, Cervus (Axis) axis, of India and Sri Lanka, having a reddish-brown coat spotted with white.
It has been occasionally recorded in an axis deer, and in another species, Cariacus superciliaris.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
In the trees were found the south Asiatic and north African monkeys; and in the forests the axis deer, now restricted to Asia.
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
- Axis deviation
axis deviation axis deviation n. The deflection of the electrical axis of the heart to the right or left of its normal position. Also called axis shift.
- Axis of evil
noun North Korea, Iraq, and Iran when considered together as a perceived threat to world stability noun any government that sponsors terror Examples Bush singled out North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as the “axis of evil” in a State of the Union address. Word Origin 2002
- Axis of ordinates
y-axis (def 1).
- Axis of revolution
an axis in a plane, about which an area is revolved to form a solid of revolution.