Definitions

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  • adj. Not collinear.

Etymologies

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non- +ā€Ž collinear

Examples

  • We begin with the very important notion that any three noncollinear points determine a circle.

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  • Begin by having your students all draw a triangle with its vertices on a circle (something that is always possible, since any three noncollinear points determine a circle) and then they should select a point on the circle that is not at a vertex of the triangle.

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  • Marden's theorem, which is set in the complex plane, gives a geometric recipe for finding the exact positions of the roots of pā€² when p is a cubic polynomial with distinct noncollinear roots in the complex plane, Kalman said.

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