Pronunciation: /ˌɛ kwɪˈdɪs tənt/ Explain

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Points B and C are equidistant from A.
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.


  1. Theresa R. Fitzgerald. Math Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Math Terms, Strategies, and Tables. pg 50. Prufrock Press. 1 October 2005. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Equidistant. 7/9/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/e/equidistant.html.

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7/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
12/18/2008: Added manipulative. (McAdams, David E.)
7/16/2008: Added more information. (McAdams, David E.)
6/7/2008: Corrected spelling. (McAdams, David E.)
2/5/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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