# minor axis

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## minor axis

n
(Mathematics) the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid

## mi′nor ax′is

n.
the axis of an ellipse that is perpendicular to the major axis at a point equidistant from the foci.
[1860–65]
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 Noun 1 minor axis - the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoidaxis - a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditionssemiminor axis - one-half the minor axis of an ellipse
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The basic dry-spinning equations have been developed on our previous work [16], the glass transition temperature and imidization degree of the precursor fibers are related to solvent mass fraction and curing temperature [22], and the final imidization degree of precursor fiber is taken from our experimental data [23], Here, the arithmetic mean of major axis and minor axis are used to substitute for the fiber radius, and the profile degree equation of cross section is derived to calculate the fiber shape change.
If X represents the ratio between the major to minor axis of an ellipsoid, then X can be deduced from Q by using the following formula [19]
The extraction of individual morphological characteristics of weedy rice seeds variants were carried out to extract individual seed length, width, rectangular aspect ratio, major axis length, minor axis length and aspect ratio [3, 4].
In these studies, the parameters describing the BFE are determined by GIS software using canonical analysis, where the first eigenvalue gives the major axis of the ellipse and the minor axis is given by the second eigen-value.
Wendy Lower provides a useful overview of the state of research on the occupation policy of minor Axis powers and their role in the Holocaust.
This method gives of course the value ofthe minor axis length in the case of fibers having a non-circular cross section (like, e.
However, if the minor axis is horizontal, it is referred to as an oblate ellipsoid.
Because P and J are nearly equal, this means that at greatest occultation the minor axis of Jupiter's disk will be almost exactly perpendicular to the lunar limb, and hence its major axis will be almost exactly a tangent to that limb.
4) Minor axis length: A scalar, the length (in pixels) of the minor axis of the ellipse that has the same normalized second central moments as the region.
Rather than spending an enormous number of observation nights mapping its entire halo, the team looked at specific portions of Andromeda's minor axis fields, including the hitherto uncharted north side as well as some fields at the major axis.

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