major axis


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major axis

See semimajor axis.

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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Comparison of the jet half-width for the major axis plane and minor axis plane of the jet enables the determination of the range where axis switching occurs.
The generalized genetic distances of the bottlenecked lines from the ancestor are shown in Figure 1 (and Appendix II), separated for size (major axis) and shape (summarized across axes II, III, and IV) components over the course of the five serial bottlenecks, and the randomized blocks ANOVA is given in Table 1.
Figures 3 and 4 show the accumulated distributions of daily rainfall pattern eccentricity and direction of the major axis from true north, respectively.
As for the heavens, if it were lenticular and moved, but not around the minor axis, or if it were oval and moved, but not around the major axis, then a void would necessarily occur because there is no body beyond the heavens that would be touched by the body of the heavens during the movement, as is the case for the bodies within the heavens.
If the shape of cells is ellipsoidal and each cell is arranged parallel to the extruded direction, the macroscopic dielectric constant has a maximum in the direction of major axis of ellipsoid even if both polymer and cells are dielectrically isotropic by themselves.
When a lab's data point falls on the major axis of the ellipse, the lab is consistent in its measurements between the two samples but exhibits an offset from the grand mean.
He stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation with the WFP's regional office in Egypt, explaining that Egypt represents a major axis in the region.
Each ellipse has a major and minor axis: the major axis of each ellipse is substantially perpendicular to the major axis of the other ellipse.
And new software for rock-and-roll machines lets you enhance wall thickness in selected areas of the part by stopping rotation while the major axis oscillates at a preset angle.
The public facilities program includes a central park, A secure entrance junction from the rd 119, A major axis of circulation in a north-south direction and constituting the backbone of the urban extension of the eastern part of the commune.
This shell appears as a slightly elongated ellipse with its major axis at p.a.