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Geometry

Special Segments in Triangles

TermDefinition
midsegment a segment that connects the midpoints of two sides of a triangle
perpendicular bisector a segment, ray, line, or plane that is perpendicular to a segment at its midpoint
equidistant the same distance
circumcenter the point of concurrency of three perpendicular bisectors of a triangle
point of concurrency the point where three or more lines, rays, or segments intersect
angle bisector a ray that divides an angle into two congruent adjacent angles
incenter the point of concurrency of three angle bisectors of a triangle
median of a triangle a segment from a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side of a triangle
centroid the point of concurrency of three medians of a triangle
altitude of a triangle a perpendicular segment from a vertex to the opposite side of a triangle, or the line that contains the opposite side
orthocenter the point of concurrency of three altitudes of a triangle
Created by: rsmith418