axis of a curve

Definition of axis of a curve

: a straight line that bisects at right angles a system of parallel chords and divides the curve into two symmetrical portions (as in the parabola which has one such axis, the ellipse which has two, or the circle which has an infinite number)

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“Axis of a curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/axis%20of%20a%20curve. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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