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major axis

n.
The longer of the two lines about which an ellipse is symmetrical; the axis that passes through both focuses of an ellipse.

major axis

n
(Mathematics) the longer or longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid

ma′jor ax′is


n.
the axis of an ellipse that passes through the two foci.
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Noun1.major axis - the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoidmajor axis - the longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid; passes through the two foci
axis - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions
semimajor axis - one-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end
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Only one such switch of the major axis of this jet has been observed within the range of our study (up to about x / D [approximately equal to] 7);
The major axis length is greater than or equal to the minor axis length.
Considering the statistical theory, the result on the minor axis is more credible than that on the major axis because the [r.
Network application service quality is a major axis of the company's development.
In fact, the oval [shape] is generated by the rotation of ellipse around its major axis and the lenticular by its rotation around its minor axis.
One possible explanation for non-reappearance of stress-whitening in the healed section is that the direction of the applied tensile load coincides with the the major axis of elongated (or collapsed) ellipsoid, such that the reopening of the elongated ellipsoid was not possible.
The pitch's flatness and strict rectangularity forge a link with the city below and beyond, signalling culture as opposed to nature in the hill behind, and bequeathing to the building both its major axis and its most formal and symmetrical face.
When a lab's data point falls on the major axis of the ellipse, the lab is consistent in its measurements between the two samples but exhibits an offset from the grand mean.
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Major axis of elliptical trajectory of the contact point is parallel to x and y axis when 1st and 2nd excitation point is parallel to x and y axis when 1st and 2nd excitation schemes are used respectively.
Each ellipse has a major and minor axis: the major axis of each ellipse is substantially perpendicular to the major axis of the other ellipse.
And new software for rock-and-roll machines lets you enhance wall thickness in selected areas of the part by stopping rotation while the major axis oscillates at a preset angle.