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transverse axis

noun, Geometry
1.
the axis of a hyperbola that passes through the two foci.
2.
the segment of such an axis included between the vertices of the hyperbola.
Also called transverse.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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Examples from the web for transverse axis
  • The transverse axis about which movement takes place is slightly oblique.
  • Trim means angle of inclination about the transverse axis of a barge, pontoons, vessel or other means of floatation.

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