radical axis


noun Geometry.

the line such that tangents drawn from any point of the line to two given circles are equal in length.

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Origin of radical axis

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for radical axis

radical axis

noun

a line from any point of which tangents to two given circles are of equal length. It is the line joining the points of intersection of two circles
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