Sentence Examples


  • The tangent at any point bisects the angle between the focal distances of the point, and the normal is equally inclined to the focal distances.
  • A diameter is a line through the centre and terminated by the curve: it bisects all chords parallel to the tangents at its extremities; the diameter parallel to these chords is its conjugate diameter.
  • The Highland railway bisects it diagonally from Dunkeld to the borders of Inverness-shire.
  • A compass having a very short needle is placed on the line which bisects the axis of the magnet at right angles, and is moved until a neutral point is found where the force due to the earth's field H is balanced by that due to the magnet.
  • AB is the rod and C the middle point of its axis; NS is the magnetometer needle; AM bisects the undeflected needle NS at right angles.

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