orthocenter

[awr-thuh-sen-ter]

noun Geometry.

the point of intersection of the three altitudes of a triangle.

Nearby words

  1. ortho-nitrophenol,
  2. ortho-novum,
  3. ortho-toluidine,
  4. ortho-xylene,
  5. orthoboric acid,
  6. orthocentre,
  7. orthocephalic,
  8. orthochorea,
  9. orthochromatic,
  10. orthoclase

Origin of orthocenter

First recorded in 1865–70; ortho- + center

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