apothem

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English[edit]

The apothem of a hexagon.

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

apothem (plural apothems)

  1. (geometry) The perpendicular distance from the center of a circle to a chord of the same circle.
  2. (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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