Center of a Circle

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛn tər ʌv ə ˈsɜr kəl/ ?

All points on a circle are equidistant from the center of a circle.[1] 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. Circle. allmathwords.org. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Circle.

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Center of a Circle. 2010-01-09. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/centercircle.html.

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2010-01-09: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-03-25: Revised More Information to match current standard (McAdams, David.)
2008-02-05: Changed wording of definition (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-30: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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