# Category:Definitions/Major Axis

This category contains definitions related to Major Axis.

Related results can be found in **Category:Major Axis**.

The **major axis** of a central conic $\KK$ is the straight line passing through both foci of $\KK$.

This may or may not be defined as being terminated at the vertices of $K$ according to variations of definitions.

The distinction should be clear according to usage.

### Major Axis of Ellipse

The **major axis** of $K$ is the line segment passing through both $F_1$ and $F_2$ whose endpoints are where it intersects $K$.

### Major Axis of Hyperbola

Consider a hyperbola $K$ whose foci are $F_1$ and $F_2$.

The **major axis** of $K$ is the straight line passing through both of the foci of $K$.

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## Pages in category "Definitions/Major Axis"

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