transverse axis


transverse axis
noun
: the axis through the foci of a conic and especially of a hyperbola

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Geom.
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. See diag. under hyperbola.
[1695-1705]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.