# Dictionary Definition

midpoint n : a point equidistant from the ends of
a line or the extremities of a figure [syn: center, centre]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Noun

- A point equidistant between two extremes.
- A point which divides a line segment into two lines of equal length.

#### Derived terms

# Extensive Definition

The midpoint (also known as class mark in
relation to histogram)
is the middle point of
a line
segment. It is equidistant from
both endpoints. The
formula for determining
the midpoint of a segment in the plane, with endpoints (x_1, y_1)
and (x_2, y_2) is

- \left(\tfrac, \tfrac\right).

In three-dimensional Cartesian space, the
midpoint formula is

- M=\left(\tfrac, \tfrac, \tfrac\right).

## See also

## External links

- Animation - showing the characteristics of the midpoint of a line segment

midpoint in Asturian: Puntu mediu

midpoint in Catalan: Punt mitjà

midpoint in Esperanto: Mezpunkto

midpoint in Spanish: Punto medio

midpoint in Italian: Punto medio

midpoint in Japanese: 中点

midpoint in Slovenian: Razpolovišče

midpoint in Thai: จุดกึ่งกลาง

midpoint in Vietnamese: Trung
điểm