Pronunciation: /ˌɛ kwɪˈdɪs tənt/ ?

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Manipulative 1: Equidistant. Created with GeoGebra.

The term equidistant means the same distance.[1] For example, all points on a circle are equidistant from the center of the circle. In manipulative 1, A and B are equidistant from C. Click on the blue points in manipulative 1 and drag them to change the figure. To reset the figure back to its original configuration, click on the GeoGebra reset icon reset icon.


  1. equidistant. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=equidistant&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
  2. Theresa R. Fitzgerald. Math Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies, and Tables, pg 50. Prufrock Press, 1 October 2005.

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Equidistant. 2010-01-25. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/equidistant.html.


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2008-12-18: Added manipulative (McAdams, David.)
2008-07-16: Added more information (McAdams, David.)
2008-06-07: Corrected spelling (McAdams, David.)
2008-02-05: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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