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barycentric coordinate system

[ bar-uh-sen-trik ]
/ ˌbær əˈsɛn trɪk /
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noun Mathematics.

a system of coordinates for an n-dimensional Euclidean space in which each point is represented by n constants whose sum is 1 and whose product with a given set of linearly independent points equals the point.

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Origin of barycentric coordinate system

<Greek barý(s) heavy + -centric
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