transverse axis

noun Geometry.
the axis of a hyperbola that passes through the two foci.
the segment of such an axis included between the vertices of the hyperbola.
Also called transverse.

1695–1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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