diameters

di·am·e·ter || daɪ'æmɪtə n. length of a central line which extends from one side of an object to its opposite side

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  • Conjugate diameters — Two conjugate diameters of an ellipse. Each edge of the bounding parallelogram is parallel to one of the diameters. In geometry, two diameters of a conic section are said to be conjugate if each chord parallel to one diameter is bisected by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Conjugate diameters — Conjugate Con ju*gate, a. [L. conjugatus, p. p. or conjugare to unite; con + jugare to join, yoke, marry, jugum yoke; akin to jungere to join. See {Join}.] 1. United in pairs; yoked together; coupled. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) In single pairs;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conjugate diameters — plural noun Two diameters in a conic section, such that each is parallel to the tangent at the extremity of the other • • • Main Entry: ↑conjugate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conjugate diameters — Diameter Di*am e*ter, n. [F. diam[ e]tre, L. diametros, fr. Gr. ?; dia through + ? measure. See {Meter}.] 1. (Geom.) (a) Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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