i. A discrete bearing, usually magnetic, transmitted by a navigational beam (very high frequency omnidirectional radio range, or VOR; tactical air navigation, or TACAN; very high frequency omnidirectional range tactical air navigation, or VORTAC; etc.), which is the origin. There are 360 radials radiating out from any navigational aid (NAVAID), and each radial is named for the number of degrees clockwise from magnetic north that the radial leaves the navigational facility.
Each one of the above heading is a radial.
In the above figure, reporting point Akola on B29 is defined by VOR radial. 020 R means it is on 020° radial from the VOR.
ii. A reciprocating engine in which cylinders are arranged radially or like spokes in a wheel.
Single row radial engine.
iii. A line or direction from the radial center to any point on a photograph. The radial center is assumed to be the principal point, unless otherwise designated; (e.g., nadir radial).

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