central axis?

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iaatf

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USA - english
Is it repetitive for me to say:
The boulevard was the central axis of the neighborhood.
since by definition axis implies that the boulevard is centrally located???
Should I just say: The boulevard was the axis of the neighborhood. ????
Thanks.
 
  • PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    The boulevard was the central axis of the neighborhood. Is OK.

    I see your dilemma but axes can be off-set, and central indicates that (a) it wasn't off to one side of the whole area and (ii) probably things were measured by how close they were to it, (iii) it can also be seen as usefully emphatic.

    (I have an image of an Axis of Evil... :D)
     
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