Etymology: Gk apotithemi put aside (as APO-, tithemi place)
* * *apothem(ˈæpəθɪm)[mod. f. Gr. ἀποτιθέ-ναι to set off, put aside, deposit, etc.; after θέµα, from the simple τιθέναι to place; cf. Fr. apothème.]1. Math. In a regular polygon: The perpendicular dropped from the centre upon one of the sides. Cf. off-set. (In mod. Dicts.)2. ‘A term applied by Berzelius to the insoluble brown deposit which forms in vegetable extracts..exposed to the air.’ Watts Dict. Chem.
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Apothem — Ap o*them, n. [Gr. ? + ? that which is placed, ? to place.] 1. (Math.) The perpendicular from the center to one of the sides of a regular polygon. [1913 Webster] 2. A deposit formed in a liquid extract of a vegetable substance by exposure to the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Apothem — Apothem, eine aus dem Mittelpunkte eines regulären Vielecks auf eine Seite desselben senkrecht gezogene Linie … Herders Conversations-Lexikon
apothem — [ap′ə them΄] n. [ModL < APO + Gr thema, that which is placed: see THEME] Math. the perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to any one of its sides … English World dictionary
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… … Wikipedia
apothem — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary apo + them (from Greek thema something laid down, theme) Date: circa 1856 the perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to one of the sides … New Collegiate Dictionary
apothem — /ap euh them /, n. Geom. a perpendicular from the center of a regular polygon to one of its sides. [1855 60; < F apothème, prob. on the model of Gk hypóthema base; see APO , THEME] * * * … Universalium
apothem — noun /ˈæp.ə.θɛm/ The distance from the center of a regular polygon perpendicular to one of its sides … Wiktionary
apothem — n. bisector crossing from one side of a polygon to another side (Geometry) … English contemporary dictionary
apothem — [ apəθɛm] noun Geometry a line from the centre of a regular polygon at right angles to any of its sides. Origin C19: from Gk apotithenai put aside, deposit … English new terms dictionary
apothem — ap·o·them … English syllables