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Q: What is the shortest line across an ellipse called?
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What is the line of bisection of an ellipse named?

The line of bisection of an ellipse is called the tangent.

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The major axis is the line that joins the two foci (focuses) of the ellipse. If all you have is a picture of an ellipse and you don't know where the foci are, you can still find the major axis in a few seconds: It's the longest possible line that you can draw completely inside the ellipse, and it's the line straight across the ellipse between the two opposite "points of the egg".

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Ovallike an egg.hey how did u create that question please tell me^ that is so not the answer -.- An ellipse is an oval with a line going down the middle and a line going across. thatd make it look like a square (kinda) inside the oval :D

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None; an ellipse is a smooth curve, not a line.

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