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midpoint

Definitions of midpoint
  1. noun
    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
    synonyms: center, centre
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    bight
    the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
    center of curvature, centre of curvature
    the center of the circle of curvature
    bowels
    the center of the Earth
    bull, bull's eye
    the center of a target
    center of gravity, centre of gravity
    the point within something at which gravity can be considered to act; in uniform gravity it is equal to the center of mass
    center of mass, centre of mass
    point representing the mean position of the matter in a body
    core
    the center of an object
    navel, navel point
    the center point or middle of something
    nombril
    the center point on a shield
    core
    the central part of the Earth
    nucleus
    the positively charged dense center of an atom
    nucleus
    (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail
    center of buoyancy, center of immersion, centre of buoyancy, centre of immersion
    (physics) the center of mass of the immersed part of ship or other floating object
    center of flotation, centre of flotation
    the center of gravity of a floating object
    barycenter
    (astronomy) the common center of mass around which two or more bodies revolve
    centroid
    the center of mass of an object of uniform density
    corn cob, corncob
    the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
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