incenter

noun

in·​cen·​ter ˈin-ˌsen-tər How to pronounce incenter (audio)
: the single point in which the three bisectors of the interior angles of a triangle intersect and which is the center of the inscribed circle

Illustration of incenter

Illustration of incenter
  • ABC triangle; AE
  • BD
  • CF bisectors; G incenter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bake until a toothpick inserted incenter comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Torie Cox, Country Living, 11 Feb. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

inscribe + center entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incenter was circa 1890

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“Incenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incenter. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

incenter

noun
in·​cen·​ter ˈin-ˌsent-ər How to pronounce incenter (audio)
: the one and only point in a triangle that is passed through by each of the three lines that divide in half one of its three angles
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