orthocenter etymology

English word orthocenter comes from English center, English ortho-

Detailed word origin of orthocenter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
center English (eng) (American football, Canadian football) The person who holds the ball at the beginning of each play.. (architecture) A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.. (basketball) The player, generally the tallest, who plays closest to the basket.. (engineering) A conical recess or indentation in the end of a [...]
ortho- English (eng) (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-). (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin. Straight, right, proper.
orthocenter English (eng) (geometry) : the intersection of the three lines that can be drawn flowing from the three corners of a triangle to a point along the opposite side where each line intersects that side at a 90 degree angle; in an acute triangle, it is inside the triangle; in an obtuse triangle, it is outside the triangle.

Words with the same origin as orthocenter

Descendants of center
Center Centerville barycentric barycentrically barycentricity
Descendants of ortho-
orthite orthoacid orthoboric orthodata orthoester orthoevolution orthograde orthographical orthohedron orthohelium orthohydrogen orthonormal orthonormalised orthopedics orthophenylene orthopinacoid orthopnea orthopositronium orthoquartzite orthorectify orthosteric orthosymplectic orthotropy orthotypography