or·​tho·​cen·​ter ˈȯr-thə-ˌsen-tər How to pronounce orthocenter (audio)
: 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

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First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of orthocenter was in 1866

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“Orthocenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthocenter. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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