minor axis

noun

Definition of minor axis

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

First Known Use of minor axis

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Minor axis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20axis. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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