Pronunciation: /sɛv ɛɑn/ ?

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A cevian is any line passing through the vertex of a triangle and the opposite side.[1] Some of the common cevians are the medians, angle bisectors and altitudes of a triangle.


  1. Coxeter, H.M.S. and Greitzer, S.L.. Geometry Revisited, 1st edition, pp 4-6. The Mathematical Association of America, 1967. (Accessed: 2010-01-09).

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  • McAdams, David. Ceva's Theorem. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Ceva's Theorem.

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