bisector

noun
bi·​sec·​tor | \ ˈbī-ˌsek-tər How to pronounce bisector (audio) , bī-ˈsek- \

Definition of bisector

: one that bisects especially : a straight line that bisects an angle or a line segment

Examples of bisector in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Any two distinct points have a unique perpendicular bisector. Quanta Magazine, "How Geometry, Data and Neighbors Predict Your Favorite Movies," 22 May 2019 The perpendicular bisector is a very useful tool in Euclidean geometry. Quanta Magazine, "How Geometry, Data and Neighbors Predict Your Favorite Movies," 22 May 2019 Gabriella Figueroa, 16, a junior, had been in geometry class working on angle bisectors when the alarm sounded. Anchorage Daily News, "As shots rang out, a student texts: 'If I don't make It, I love you'," 15 Feb. 2018 In geometry class, Gabriella Figueroa, 16, a junior, had been working on angle bisectors when the alarm sounded. Audra D. S. Burch And Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, "As Shots Ring Out, a Student Texts: ‘If I Don’t Make It, I Love You’," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bisector

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Bisector.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bisector. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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