major arc

major arc

[′mā·jər ′ärk]
(mathematics)
The longer of the two arcs produced by a secant of a circle.
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Criminal Minds" is going steadily into its 10th season, but what's interesting is after the much-teased major arc where The Replicator will be making a comeback as the main villain, there have not been any hints regarding such twist yet.
But he came good in no uncertain style when winning the Grand Prix De Paris by five lengths and then ran a most eyecatching trial in the Prix Niel, which is one of the major Arc trials.
Okay, so the major arc of the plot isn't packed with suspense, but The Whistling Season isn't about the destination (which is a good thing, because some contrived surprises at the end are the novel's only real weakness).
It is the first indication in the film of Hirohito as a person rather than a carefully attended persona, and thus does the film's major arc emerge: as his country's situation steadily worsens, Hirohito slowly begins to reclaim his humanity.
Also down to 4-1 with Victor Chandler, North Light was not the only major Arc mover yesterday as Shirocco was cut to 10-1 (from 16) with Ladbrokes and to 12-1 (from 16) with William Hill.
Berlin will be a major arc and perhaps the main antagonist of "The Blacklist" Season 2.

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