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MIDPOINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does midpoint mean? 

MIDPOINT (noun)
  The noun MIDPOINT has 1 sense:

1. a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

  Familiarity information: MIDPOINT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIDPOINT (noun)


Sense 1midpoint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

midpoint; centre; center

Hypernyms ("midpoint" is a kind of...):

point (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "midpoint"):

bight (the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends))

nucleus (the positively charged dense center of an atom)

core (the central part of the Earth)

nombril (the center point on a shield)

navel; navel point (the center point or middle of something)

core (the center of an object)

center of mass; centre of mass (point representing the mean position of the matter in a body)

center of gravity; centre of gravity (the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass)

bull; bull's eye (the center of a target)

bowels (the center of the Earth)

center of curvature; centre of curvature (the center of the circle of curvature)

nucleus ((astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail)


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