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Meaning of "apothem" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APOTHEM

From apo- + Greek thema, from tithenai to place.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APOTHEM

apothem  [ˈæpəˌθɛm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APOTHEM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Apothem is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APOTHEM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Apothem

The apothem of a regular polygon is a line segment from the center to the midpoint of one of its sides. Equivalently, it is the line drawn from the center of the polygon that is perpendicular to one of its sides. The word "apothem" can also refer to the length of that line segment. Regular polygons are the only polygons that have apothems. Because of this, all the apothems in a polygon will be congruent. For a regular pyramid, which is a pyramid whose base is a regular polygon, the apothem is the slant height of a lateral face; that is, the shortest distance from apex to base on a given face. For a truncated regular pyramid, the apothem is the height of a trapezoidal lateral face. For an equilateral triangle, the apothem is equivalent to the line segment from the midpoint of a side to any of the triangle's centers, since an equilateral triangle's centers coincide as a consequence of the definition.

Definition of apothem in the English dictionary

The definition of apothem in the dictionary is the perpendicular line or distance from the centre of a regular polygon to any of its sides.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APOTHEM


apophthegm
ˈæpəˌθɛm
apothegm
ˈæpəˌθɛm
erathem
ˈɪərəˌθɛm
spelaeothem
ˌspiːlɪəˈθɛm
speleothem
ˌspiːlɪəˈθɛm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APOTHEM

apothecaries
apothecaries´ measure
apothecaries´ weight
apothecary
apothece
apothecia
apothecial
apothecium
apothegm
apothegmatic
apothegmatical
apothegmatist
apothegmatize
apotheoses
apotheosis
apotheosise
apotheosize
apotropaic
apotropaically
apotropaism

WORDS THAT END LIKE APOTHEM

ahem
Aleichem
anthem
Arnhem
Bethlehem
epithem
exanthem
HaShem
Hazchem
head them
hem
mayhem
national anthem
Ockeghem
rehem
sachem
Shechem
Shem
Star of Bethlehem
them

Synonyms and antonyms of apothem in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «apothem» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APOTHEM

Find out the translation of apothem to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of apothem from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «apothem» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

边心距
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apotema
570 millions of speakers

English

apothem
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

apothem
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

apothem
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

апофемой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apótema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

apothem
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

apothème
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Apothem
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Apothema
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

apothem
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

apothem
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apothem
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

apothem
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

apothem
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अहंकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

apothem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

apotema
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

apothem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

апофемой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

apothem
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

apothem
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

apothem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

apothem
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

apothem
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of apothem

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTHEM»

The term «apothem» is normally little used and occupies the 137.678 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APOTHEM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about apothem

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APOTHEM»

Discover the use of apothem in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to apothem and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Shape of the Great Pyramid
Thus when Jomard writes that “the largest common divisor of the side and the apothem tums out to be the side of the Egyptian aroura; the apothem itself is the Egyptian stadion”, then this common unit is equal in length to 100 Egyptian cubits .
Roger Herz-Fischler, 2009
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E-Z Geometry
Let us focus on triangle AOB and draw the apothem to side AB. Since an apothem is drawn to a point at which the inscribed circle is tangent to a side of the polygon, the apothem must be perpendicular to the side to which it is drawn.
Lawrence S. Leff, 2009
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Elementary Geometry for College Students
In a particular type of regular polygon, the length of the apothem is exactly one- half the length of a side. What type 29. of regular polygon is it? In one type of regular polygon, the measure of each interior angle I (n 2)180 n central angle.
Daniel C. Alexander, Geralyn M. Koeberlein, 2014
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Geometry
The altitude of one of these isosceles triangles is called the apothem of the polygon. The area of one of these triangles is one-half the product of its base and height, or one-half the product of a side and the apothem of the polygon. Multiply by ...
Carolyn C. Wheater, 2007
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Witch-Burning
Base angle 51° 51′ 14∙3′′} Base Altitude Apothem 420 267∙380304 &c. 339∙ 988573 &c. The king then orders another pyramid, of the same base, of which altitude is to be a mean proportional between apothem and halfbase—and ...
Mary Elizabeth Counselman
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Geometry: The Easy Way
Let us focus on triangle AOB and draw the apothem to side AB. Since an apothem is drawn to a point at which the inscribed circle is tangent to a side of the polygon, the apothem must be perpendicular to the side to which it is drawn.
‎1997
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Master Math: Geometry
Definitions and Properties of Regular Polygons Central angle Circumscribed ' circle \ r \ Center A Inscribed ( i circle R d' \ / a ms Apothem \ J ' Vertex angle Regular Hexagon Inscribed and Circumscribed Regular Hexagon 9 Definition: The ...
G.W. IV Childs, 2010
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E-math Iii' 2007 Ed.(geometry)
Find the length of the apothem and the area of a square whose side is 1 8. 2. Find the area of a square circumscribed about a circle of radius 12 cm. 3. The length of the apothem of a regular hexagon is 5^3 cm. Find its area. 4. If an equilateral ...
Oronce, Et Al
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Geometry, Its Elements and Structure: Second Edition
Write a formula for the area of polygon R with apothem a, if the length of a side is s, letting polygon R be each of the following figures in turn: 1. pentagon 2. octagon 3. decagon 4. dodecagon Find the area of a regular polygon with apothem ...
Alfred S. Posamentier, J. Houston Banks, Robert L. Bannister, 2014
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Painless Geometry
Step 3: Multiply the apothem by the perimeter. Step 4: Multiply the answer by The result is the area. EXAMPLE: Find the area of a regular hexagon with side 6 inches and apothem inches. Step 1: Find the length of the apothem. The apothem is ...
Lynette Long, 2009

4 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APOTHEM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term apothem is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sooner Choice 2015 returns with all of the best in Norman
The Apothem got the most votes in any shopping category for number one in best OU clothing, accessories and gear and number two for best ... «The Oklahoma Daily, Apr 15»
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5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Things to Do in NYC
Alternatively, Prohibition Wednesday at Apothem features live jazz and over 250 cocktails, but you'll only get in if you know the password. «TravelPulse, Jan 15»
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Looking for unique gift? Check out pop up shops at Myriad Gardens
Davis said, “We have the Apothem, Calamity Jane's.” In all, there are 15 booths. Prodigal owns the area and vendors are just renting the space. «kfor.com, Nov 13»
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Norman Living Guide: Norman is destination for shopping
Those looking for Sooner apparel have some choices, including the Apothem and Balfour of Norman. Other specialty stores include Beloved ... «NewsOK.com, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Apothem [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/apothem>. Jul 2020 ».
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