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    Two Questions Four Words

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by gwilson, May 1, 2013.

    spatial or spacial? -What’s the difference?

    triaxle or triaxial? -I’m trying to describe a tank tread, from a side-view, that is not the common parallel shape, but shaped like a triangle.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
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    Spatial and spacial mean the same thing, so either is fine.

    Triaxle, would mean it has three axles.
    Triaxial, would mean pertaining to three axises (presumably: X, Y, and Z)
     
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    Thank you for clearing up my question over spatial and spacial.

    The robot's tread mechanism would have a three axises (three axles at x,y points, if viewed from a side view schematic,) but it also has three axles - as opposed to a common tank's two or four at the front and back of the tank.

    So, I am still torn about which to use, or if there is a better way to describe the robot's tread band.
     
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    I've never seen it spelled axises. It's axes.
     
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    You are correct :redface:
     

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