minor axis


: the chord of an ellipse passing through the center and perpendicular to the major axis

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minor axis was in 1862

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“Minor axis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20axis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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