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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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They identify three major axes of religious contention: the historic division between Protestants and Catholics (especially English-speaking Protestants and French-speaking Catholics); the more recent division between moral conservatives and political and social progressives (especially over the issues of LGBT rights and the legality of abortion); and finally, the division between those willing to recognize minority religious practices and institutions in Canada (especially those of Canada's growing Muslim population) and those who fear that such recognition would undermine Canadian values.
A 16 extracting-circle template is generated to extract the ear features, which are the lengths of major axes.
According to him, the government has three major axes in this draft finance law: the social aspect, early recovery of public finances and starting a new fiscal justice.
The strategy aims to increase the contribution of the professionals of the organic farming sector and work on major axes such as the added value of the sector, the protection of environment and health.
The report reviewed the overall objectives of the action plan of the Working group, which focused on two major axes ,represented in identifying foundations and principles of the independence of the bodies and determining the overall vision and the constitutional and legal orientations to deal with social and environmental issues.
The road clearance work has also started on these roads however full focus will shift to these roads once the major axes are open.
He said there are three major axes to be discussed in the selected governorates.
Priority projects are situated along what the Commission calls transport corridors', ten major axes that cross at least three member states each and encompass several modes of transport.
The Steering Committee was informed that the initial zonal and land use plan describing the concepts of major axes, green ribbons, the city centre, down town area, principal amenities and individual residential sectors has been finalized.
Heavy-duty drives systems on the major axes assure operational longevity.
Boosting the railway transport is one of the major axes of the sector's development strategy.
Ovality was modeled on digitized western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) logs by altering the ratio of minor to major axes on a given cross section from 1.