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median point
Word Origin
noun
,
Geometry
1.
centroid
(def 2).
centroid
[
sen
-troid]
/ˈsɛn trɔɪd/
IPA
Syllables
noun
1.
Mechanics.
the point that may be considered as the
center
of a one- or two-dimensional figure, the sum of the displacements of all points in the figure from such a point being zero.
Compare
center of mass
.
2.
Also called
median point
.
Geometry.
that point where the medians of a triangle intersect.
Origin of
centroid
Expand
1875-1880
1875-80;
centr-
+
-oid
Related forms
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centroidal,
adjective
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for
median-point
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centroid
/
ˈsɛntrɔɪd
/
noun
1.
the centre of mass of an object of uniform density, esp of a geometric figure
(of a finite set) the point whose coordinates are the mean values of the coordinates of the points of the set
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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median point
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Word Value for
median
9
11
Scrabble
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