coaxis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

co- +‎ axis

NounEdit

coaxis (plural coaxes)

  1. (mathematics) One of the directional motion vectors perpendicular to a cocone.
    • 2008, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, J. M. Child, The Early Mathematical Manuscripts of Leibniz (page 43)
      Now draw the characteristic triangle mentioned above, [] of which the hypotenuse is a portion of the tangent or the element of the arc, and the sides are parallel to the axis and the coaxis.