Radial Drainage

Science / Geology / Radial Drainage: A system of streams running in a radial pattern away from the center of a circular elevation, such as a volcano or dome.

Radial Engine

Technology / Aviation / Radial Engine: A reciprocating aircraft engine in which all of the cylinders are arranged radially, or spoke-like, around a small crankcase. Also referred to as round engines. MORE

Radial Drainage

Science / Geology / Radial Drainage: A system of streams running in a radial pattern away from the center of a circular elevation, such as a volcano or dome. MORE

Radial

Business / Machine Shop / Radial: In a direction directly outward from the center of a circle or sphere or from the axis of a cylinder. The spokes of a wheel, for example, are radial. MORE

Radial Mounted Calipers

Technology / Motorcycle / Radial Mounted Calipers: A transfer of technology from road racing machines to street bikes of today. The brake calipers attach to the front fork with bolts aligned with the caliper centerline (as opposed to bolts through the MORE

Radial Velocity

Science / Weather / Radial Velocity: A type of velocity that expresses motion toward or away from a given location. In Doppler radar, it is the component of motion that is parallel to the radar beam. MORE

Trellis Drainage

Science / Geology / Trellis Drainage: A drainage pattern in which streams intersect at right angles. This forms in areas of long parallel valleys such as in folded mountain belts. Rivers occupy the valleys and tributary streams join them MORE

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