orthocenter

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noun or·tho·cen·ter \ˈȯr-thə-ˌsen-tər\

Definition of orthocenter

  1. :  the common intersection of the three altitudes of a triangle or their extensions or of the several altitudes of a polyhedron provided these latter exist and meet in a point

Origin and Etymology of orthocenter

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1866

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


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