Center

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛn tər/ Explain

A center is an object that has a symmetrical relationship to a set. There are several different types of sets for which centers are defined:

  • Sets of numbers: The most common centers used for sets of numbers are the mean, median and mode.
  • Datasets (statistics): Besides the centers defined for sets of numbers, there are a number of centers that are important in statistics, including the geometric mean.
  • Geometric objects: Each class of geometric object may have one or more centers defined. The geometric object with the most centers defined may be the triangle: centroid, circumcenter, incenter, center of the nine point circle and many more.

More Information

  • McAdams, David E.. Circle. allmathwords.org. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/27/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/circle.html.

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McAdams, David E. Center. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/center.html.

Revision History

6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/9/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
6/11/2008: Added paragraph on center of gravity. (McAdams, David E.)
6/7/2008: Corrected spelling. (McAdams, David E.)
3/25/2008: Changed More Information to match current standard. (McAdams, David E.)
2/5/2008: Added the concept of the center of a set. (McAdams, David E.)
2/3/2008: Changed scripted keywords to links. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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