Definition of major axis in English:

major axis

Syllabification: ma·jor ax·is

noun

Geometry
  • The longer axis of an ellipse, passing through its foci.
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    • The major axis of the ellipse will be along the East-West line and the minor axis will be North-South.
    • The major axes of both ellipses point nearly in the direction of maximum hair bundle excitation (perpendicular to the gray line).
    • It was found that the maximum total force is experienced when the major axis of the ellipsoid is perpendicular to the flow and the minimum when it is aligned.

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