Orthocenter etymology


English word orthocenter comes from English center, English ortho-

Etymology of orthocenter

Detailed word origin of orthocenter

Dictionary entry Language Definition
center English (en) (American football, Canadian football) The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.. (architecture) A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.. (basketball) The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.. (engineering) A conical recess or indentation in the end of a [...]
ortho- English (en) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
orthocenter English (en) (geometry) : 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 intersects that side at a 90 degree angle; in an acute triangle, it is inside the triangle; in an obtuse triangle, it is outside the triangle.