- of or like a ray or rays; branching out in all directions from a common center
- having or characterized by parts that branch out in this way
- of or situated like a radius
- Anat. of or near the radius or forearm
Origin of radialfrom Medieval Latin radialis: see radius
- a radial part or structure
- radial (ply) tire
- a. Of, relating to, or arranged like rays or radii.b. Radiating from or converging to a common center.c. Having or characterized by parts so arranged or so radiating.
- Moving or directed along a radius.
- Anatomy Of, relating to, or near the radius or forearm.
- Developing symmetrically about a central point.
- A radial part, such as a ray, spoke, or radius.
- A radial tire.
Origin of radialMiddle English from Medieval Latin radiālis from Latin radius ray, spoke, radius of a circle ; see ray 1.
(comparative more radial, superlative most radial)
- a radial tire / radial tyre