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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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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).
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.
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.
He said there are three major axes to be discussed in the selected governorates.
The Steering Committee was informed that the initial zonal and land use plan describing the concepts of major axes, green ribbons, the city centre, down town area, principal amenities and individual residential sectors has been finalized.
Heavy-duty drives systems on the major axes assure operational longevity.
2- Creating technological infrastructures to facilitate interaction with the audience and viewers and preparing the ground for their partnership and active participation in preparing and accomplishing news, creating an expert system to make decisions on the basis of an intelligent analysis of news and information and establishing large-scale internet content distribution network are the major axes of our technical plans and programs for future.
He also argued that the Tunisian strategy revolves around four major axes.
Disarming nuclear weapons is one of the three major axes of the Treaty.
Consider two extreme populations of prolate spheroids: (i) a distribution of nearly perfect spheres with their major axes oriented horizontally, and (ii) a distibution of highly elongated spheroids with all of their major axes nearly vertical.