apothem
[ apuhthem ]
/ ˈæp əˌθɛm /

noun Geometry.
a perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to one of its sides.
Nearby words
apothecaries' weight, apothecary, apothecary jar, apothecium, apothegm, apothem, apotheosis, apotheosize, apotropaic, apotropaism, app
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Examples from the Web for apothem
In any pyramid, the apothem is to half the base as the area of the four sides is to the area of the base.
The Solution of the Pyramid ProblemRobert BallardA peculiarity of this pyramid is, that base is to altitude as apothem is to half base.
The Solution of the Pyramid ProblemRobert BallardI have mentioned the above to show how very nearly these ratios agree with my exact ratio of 21 to 34 half base to apothem.
The Solution of the Pyramid ProblemRobert BallardThe "Apothem is a perpendicular from the vertex of a pyramid on a side of the base."
The Solution of the Pyramid ProblemRobert Ballard
British Dictionary definitions for apothem
apothem
/ (ˈæpəˌθɛm) /
noun
the perpendicular line or distance from the centre of a regular polygon to any of its sides
Word Origin for apothem
C20: from apo + Greek thema, from tithenai to place
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