radical axis

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

Origin of radical axis

First recorded in 1840–50

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radical axis

  1. 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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