Math Definitions - Letter M

Major Axis

Definition of Major Axis

Definition of Major Axis

An ellipse has two axes of symmetry that pass through its centre. They are called the major and minor axes of the ellipse.

The major axis is the longer axis of the ellipse.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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