(n.) = axis [axes, -pl.] ; core ; focus ; hub ; backbone ; axle ; pivot ; shaft ; centrepiece [centerpiece, -USA] ; locus [loci, -pl.] ; spindle ; swivel. Ex: If one assumes that the author segment of the author-title entry is on one axis and title on the other, there are 1,000,000 positions in the matrix for the placement of entries. Ex: The main list of index terms is the core of the thesaurus and defines the index language. Ex: Our focus in this text is on the first stage in the following diagram. Ex: And since the main entry is the hub and most exacting aspect of our cataloging process, its replacement by a title-unit entry would greatly simplify the problem and expedite the operation of cataloging. Ex: Since 1950 the backbone of British current bibliographic control has been British national bibliography. Ex: The rolling press consisted essentially of a frame in which two large rollers were mounted one above the other, and were turned by means of four large spokes radiating from the axle of the upper one. Ex: The use of decimal notation is seen as the pivot of Dewey's scheme and notational systems are analysed generally and compared with Dewey's. Ex: The rest of the metal from the ladle filled the rectangular shaft between the two parts of the mould, and all of it solidified almost immediately. Ex: The speakers will explain what actions have been taken to ensure that freedom of access to information remains the centrepiece of library philosophy in these difficult times. Ex: The locus of government policy making has been shifted to the Ministry of Research and Technology. Ex: The movement of the bar turned the spindle through about ninety degrees, and the screw working in the nut caused it to descend about 15 mm. Ex: A windvane is really just a flat piece of metal or wood on a swivel that catches the wind and points toward and away from the wind. ---- * eje central de la economía, el = backbone of the economy, the. * eje de comunicaciones = communications hub. * eje delantero = front end ; front axle. * eje del mal = axis of evil. * eje trasero = rear end ; rear axle. * eje visual = visual axis. * en el eje = at the core (of). * en su eje = at its core.