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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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"This programme is based on a set of major axes, which provide solutions to develop the national economy, promote human resources and boost investment and employment," Boughdiri announced.
Moreover, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi highlighted the major axes through which Egypt is working to address issues of inequality and empowerment of women during his participation in sessions on both topics as part of the G20 summit held in Japan on 28-29 June.
The conference will tackle several major axes including means of transforming public service institutions to be more accountable, effective and inclusive bodies which are essential for achieving Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Saeed noted.
The initiative defines five major axes including policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and connecting people.
On the sidelines of the first meeting of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, 20 memorandums of understanding were signed between the two countries to implement the projects of the Strategy of Resolve on the three major axes. The economic axis outlines a number of joint projects between the two countries, including: - Launching the policy of empowering the banking sector to enable branches of banks in the two countries to enhance their business and benefit from the available growth opportunities, and facilitate the work procedures in both countries.
Prior to gravitational deposition, the major axes of the irregularly shaped units are randomly distributed and are approximately equal in each interval.
A 16 extracting-circle template is generated to extract the ear features, which are the lengths of major axes. These extracted signals are part of a complex process, using an algorithm to solve the image rotation problem.
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 most common metrics based on the BFE are the ratio between the minor and the major axes of the ellipse (on which asymmetry and elongation are calculated) and the orientation of the major axis of the ellipse, which estimates the orientation of the lake (see, e.g., Hinkel et al.
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.