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major axis

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major axis

[′mā·jər ′ak·səs]
(mathematics)
The longer of the two axes with respect to which an ellipse is symmetric.
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F(127) to represent the lengths of the major axes of different cakes.
If they are, he says, the orbits' major axes are oriented in the proper direction for the comets to be defined as members of the Kreutz group.
The researchers then analyzed spectra taken along the major axes of 17 edge-on spirals with such bulges; in 14 cases stars proved to be streaming rapidly within the "peanuts," as expected if a bar were present.
In Eq 17 [Rho] = b/a is the ratio between the minor and major axes of the ellipsoid, [Mathematical Expression Omitted] is the stretching rate, and Ca the corresponding Capillary number.
2) a diagnosis summarizing the findings of the thematic analyzes and the main issues of the neighborhood in order to determine priorities (3) the implementation of a restructuring and operational strategy to identify the major axes that will shape the future development of the city center.
It also discussed the major axes of the Network's action plan for the coming period.
The working session was an opportunity to explore major axes of cooperation between Morocco and Cote D'Ivoire over the coming months in order to develop economic and trade exchanges which do not match the political ties between the two countries.
Among the major axes of the strategy, the diversification of the offer, promotion and marketing, governance and restructuring of the finance sector, mastery of new information and communication technologies and development of air transport.
aaa Regarding the financial market, Mezouar who described as "normal" the fluctuation that the Casablanca stock exchange recently witnessed, underscored the importance of investors' confidence as well as the need to keep in check the mechanisms of the stock market, which come down to four major axes.
TUNIS, (TAP) - Prime Minister Habib Essid said 2016 will be a critical year in the social field through the launch of reforms and implementation of major axes of the guidance note of the next five-year development plan (2016-2012).
She also announced the setting up of a working group with the UNESCO to define the major axes of bilateral cooperation and review themes relating to education, communication and awareness raising about environment and sustainable development.
Contract notice: This Consultation On Strengthening The Means Of Prevention And City Of Security, Extending Its Video Protection Device On Municipal Buildings, Public Areas And Some Major Axes.