Orthotomic
Orthotomic Or`tho*tom"ic, a. [Ortho- + Gr. ? to cleave.] (Geom.) Cutting at right angles. [1913 Webster]

{Orthotomic circle} (Geom.), that circle which cuts three given circles at right angles. [1913 Webster]


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  • Orthotomic — In geometry, the orthotomic is the set of reflections of a given point around the tangents of a given curve.The evolute of the orthotomic is the catacaustic.The orthotomic is also the envelope of the circles through the point and centered on the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Orthotomic circle — Orthotomic Or tho*tom ic, a. [Ortho + Gr. ? to cleave.] (Geom.) Cutting at right angles. [1913 Webster] {Orthotomic circle} (Geom.), that circle which cuts three given circles at right angles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • catacaustic — noun a) a caustic curve formed by light reflecting from a curved surface b) the envelope of all rays that emanate from a specified point (the …   Wiktionary

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