Apothem meaning

ăpə-thĕm
The perpendicular distance from the center of a regular polygon to any of its sides.
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(math.) The perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to any one of its sides.
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(geometry) The perpendicular distance from the center of a circle to a chord of the same circle.
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(geometry) The distance from the center of a regular polygon perpendicular to one of its sides (a special case of the above).
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Origin of apothem

  • apo– Greek thema something laid down theme

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀπόθεμα (apothema, “deposit”), from ἀπό (apo, “off, away”) + θέμα (thema, “that which is laid down”).

    From Wiktionary