What are axis?

  • (noun): A group of countries in special alliance.
    Synonyms: bloc
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on axis:

England Rural Development Programme - Rural Development Programme For England 2007-2013
... Axis I Provision of advisory services to farmers and forest holders ... Axis II Support for farming in Less Favoured Areas ... Axis III Support for farm business restructuring through the development of diversified activities ...

More definitions of "axis":

  • (noun): In World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations.
    Example: "The Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"
  • (noun): The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.
    Synonyms: axis vertebra
  • (noun): A straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions.
  • (noun): The main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged.

Famous quotes containing the word axis:

    A book is not an autonomous entity: it is a relation, an axis of innumerable relations. One literature differs from another, be it earlier or later, not because of the texts but because of the way they are read: if I could read any page from the present time—this one, for instance—as it will be read in the year 2000, I would know what the literature of the year 2000 would be like.
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986)

    Our security depends on the Allied Powers winning against aggressors. The Axis Powers intend to destroy democracy, it is anathema to them. We cannot provide that aid if the public are against it; therefore, it is our responsibility to persuade the public that aid to the victims of aggression is aid to American security. I expect the members of my administration to take every opportunity to speak to this issue wherever they are invited to address public forums in the weeks ahead.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    I make this direct statement to the American people that there is far less chance of the United States getting into war, if we do all we can now to support the nations defending themselves against attack by the Axis than if we acquiesce in their defeat, submit tamely to an Axis victory, and wait our turn to be the object of attack in another war later on.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)