semimajor

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • semi-major

EtymologyEdit

semi- +‎ major

AdjectiveEdit

semimajor (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Of or pertaining to the semimajor axis, the long axis of an ellipse
    a semimajor radius
  2. Less than major, but still significant
    • 1997, Harlan Coben, Drop Shot[1], page 291:
      He waited by court sixteen, a semimajor court. It had the most seating next to the Stadium and Grandstand, though less than most high school gyms.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 00:08