Definition: Def. 11.19: Axis of a Cone
(Definition 19 from Book 11 of Euclid's “Elements”)
And the axis of the cone is the fixed straight line about which the (right-angled) triangle (constructing the cone) is turned.
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- Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"
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