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Minor Diameter of an Ellipse

The segment through the center of an ellipse perpendicular to the major diameter, or the length of that segment. The minor diameter is the shortest diameter of an ellipse.

 

 

 

See also

Minor axis of an ellipse, major axis of an ellipse

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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