orthocenter


orthocenter
orthocenter [ôr′thə sent΄ər]
n.
Geom. the point where the three altitudes of a triangle intersect

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  • Orthocenter — Or tho*cen ter, n. [Ortho + center.] (Geom.) That point in which the three perpendiculars let fall from the angles of a triangle upon the opposite sides, or the sides produced, mutually intersect. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthocenter — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1869 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orthocenter — /awr theuh sen teuhr/, n. Geom. the point of intersection of the three altitudes of a triangle. [1865 70; ORTHO + CENTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthocenter — noun the intersection of the three lines that can be drawn flowing from the three corners of a triangle to a point along the opposite side where each line intersect that side at a 90 degree angle; in an acute triangle, it is inside the triangle;… …   Wiktionary

  • orthocenter — n. (Geometry) point where the three altitudes of a triangle cross each other …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthocenter — or·tho·center …   English syllables

  • orthocenter — or•tho•cen•ter [[t]ˈɔr θəˌsɛn tər[/t]] n. math. the point of intersection of the three altitudes of a triangle • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • orthocenter — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Altitude (triangle) — Orthocenter and Orthocentre redirect here. For the orthocentric system, see Orthocentric system. Three altitudes intersecting at the orthocenter In geometry, an altitude of a triangle is a straight line through a vertex and perpendicular to (i.e …   Wikipedia

  • Ортоцентрическая система — Ортоцентр (от греч. ορθοξ прямой) точка пересечения высот треугольника или их продолжений. Традиционно обозначается латинской буквой H. В зависимости от вида треугольника ортоцентр может находится внутри треугольника (в остроугольных), вне его (в …   Википедия