minor axis

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noun Mathematics.

the axis of an ellipse that is perpendicular to the major axis at a point equidistant from the foci.

Origin of minor axis

First recorded in 1860–65
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minor axis


noun

the shorter or shortest axis of an ellipse or ellipsoid
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