Encyclopædia - Axis

1. Mathematical term. A line, defined by two points whether endpoints or not. A third point may result in a plane form.

2. Term first used by Mussolini, referring to Rome (led by Mussolini) and Berlin (led by Hitler). Later expanded to include Tokyo (led by Tojo).
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