Center of a Circle

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛn tər ʌv ə ˈsɜr kəl/ Explain

All points on a circle are equidistant from the center of the circle. When we use a compass to draw a circle, the point of the compass is the center of the circle, and the stylus marks all points that are the same distance from the center.

Using a compass to draw a circle.
Figure 1 - Using a compass to draw a circle.

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  • 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 of a Circle. 6/28/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/centercircle.html.

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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.)
3/25/2008: Revised More Information to match current standard. (McAdams, David E.)
2/5/2008: Changed wording of definition. (McAdams, David E.)
7/30/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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