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bisector

[bahy-sek-ter, bahy-sek-]
noun Geometry.
  1. a line or plane that bisects an angle or line segment.
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Origin of bisector

First recorded in 1860–65; bisect + -or2
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Examples from the Web for bisector

Historical Examples of bisector

  • The bisector of an angle of a triangle divides the opposite side into segments which are proportional to the adjacent sides.

    The Teaching of Geometry

    David Eugene Smith

  • This proposition enables us to compute the length of a bisector of a triangle if the lengths of the sides are known.

    The Teaching of Geometry

    David Eugene Smith


British Dictionary definitions for bisector

bisector

noun maths
  1. a straight line or plane that bisects an angle
  2. a line or plane that bisects another line
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Word Origin and History for bisector

n.

1821; agent noun from bisect.

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