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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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2.3 uses the symbols F(0), F(1), F(2), ..., F(127) to represent the lengths of the major axes of different cakes.
He determined that all of them circled the sun in a clockwise or retrograde direction, in orbits titled about 40[deg.] to the plane of the ecliptic and with the orbits' major axes aligned in the same direction.
"This programme is based on a set of major axes, including the fight against smuggling, the establishment of social justice and the promotion of the public health sector," he revealed, stressing that the UGTT has not yet deliberated on supporting one candidate at the expense of another.
Last August, Arafat announced that a total of seven new major axes will be established on the Nile River in Upper Egypt, aiming to link main roads located on the Nile's western and eastern banks.
Ghazy said IDA's strategy includes three major axes; equipping lands with facilities, facilitating procedures, and proposing lands for investors.
The minister said, in this respect, that the state budget for 2015 is the continuation of the major axes of the Supplementary Budget Law based mainly on taxation, fight against smuggling and preservation of major balances.
The meeting of Friends is scheduled to discuss three major axes, including the political axe, which will review the progress in the implementation of the GCC-brokered initiative and its operational mechanism and in the national dialogue conference as well as the underway preparations for the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 2014.
The meeting sought to identify 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.
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.
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.
Contract award notice: Multilateral framework agreement of works for requalification of the major axes of the territory of the agglomeration community of the operation heart of cities - heart of fensch and other works vrd (france-hayange: Roadworks)
Works of this summit will focus on three major axes related to the new generation of technological techniques, African prospects and Islamic funding in the financial technology era between aspirations and challenges.