Desargues's theorem

noun

De·​sargues's theorem
dāˈzärgz-
: a theorem in geometry: if the junction lines of corresponding vertices of two triangles are concurrent the junction points of the corresponding sides lie on the same straight line, the converse also being true

Word History

Etymology

after Gérard Desargues †1662 French mathematician

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“Desargues's theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desargues%27s%20theorem. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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