from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Mathematics The point of a line segment or curvilinear arc that divides it into two parts of the same length.
  • noun A position midway between two extremes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A point equidistant between two extremes.
  • noun mathematics A point which divides a line segment into two lines of equal length.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure


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