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major axis

noun, Mathematics.
the axis of an ellipse that passes through the two foci.
Origin of major axis
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Another groove, J, is made along the longitudinal center of the piece B, to receive the spine of the major-axis swivel head.

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major axis

the longer or longest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
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