circle of Apollonius

circle of Ap·​ol·​lo·​nius | \ -ˌapəˈlōnyəs, -nēəs \

Definition of circle of Apollonius

: a circle that is the locus of points the ratio of whose distances from two given fixed points is constant

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History and Etymology for circle of Apollonius

after Apollonius of Perga, 3d century b.c. Greek mathematician

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“Circle of Apollonius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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