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bisector

[ bahy-sek-ter, bahy-sek- ]
/ baɪˈsɛk tər, ˈbaɪ sɛk- /
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noun Geometry.
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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How to use bisector in a sentence

  • 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
/ (baɪˈsɛktə) /

noun maths
a straight line or plane that bisects an angle
a line or plane that bisects another line
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