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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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He added that the higher education in Iraq is a major axis and a strong pillar in building a civilized state whose institutions are based on the results of research and scientific studies, and that the ministry has worked in accordance with the policy of openness to the Iraqi state institutions in order to succeed the strategy of adapting to the labor market to invest energies and competencies in building the new Iraq.
New LOESS and Reduced Major Axis (RMA) fit curve types were added, and all fit curves now report statistics on p value, Pearson's R, and standard error of coefficients.
Ladhari stressed the importance of this project "in line with the priorities of the government", especially since export is a major axis in the government's action programme to boost economic growth.
He stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation with the WFP's regional office in Egypt, explaining that Egypt represents a major axis in the region.
Drawing largely on the workshop oThe Long Shadows: An Environmental History of the Second World Waro, held in Helsinki, Finland in August 2012, the book ranges from the Arctic latitudes to the South Pacific, and explores the environmental ramifications of World War II within the major Axis and Allied powers, though not including the front lines.
Subsequently the major axis length of this cake is computed and obtained.
Data for MA and MB were log10-transformed and Model Type II (reduced major axis, RMA) regression analysis was used to determine the scaling exponents (aRMA) and allometric constants (log bRMA) (Niklas, 1994, 2005, 2006; Falster et al.
He said that any national document that addresses the strategic issues of Sudan represents a major axis of the coming Constitution.
ellipse(100,70,60,60); // Draw the face with an ellipse centered at coordinates (x,y) = (100,70) whose minor and major axis are of length 60.
A fabella was identified at the posterior femoral condyle, 11 mm along the major axis of the fabella (Figure 1).
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.