RE: What is the term for halfway between...

Subject: RE: What is the term for halfway between...
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:56:42 -0700

Deborah Hemstreet wrote:

> I am trying to find a simple way to refer to the location exactly
center of
> an area, looking below:
> ------------------------------- outside defining edge of solid area
> ===================== this is the center of the solid area (or plane,
> whatever)
> -------------------------------- outside defining edge of solid area
> Currently we are using the word 'midpoint' but this is defined as "A
> equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure" -
> this is not strictly true, how would you define this?

Unless your picture is way off, midpoint is completely wrong because
===================== is not a point.

I agree with Steve Janoff's suggestion: centerline. But it may need
additional information. You're depicting a plane with "north" and
"south" edges only. I'll bet there are "east" and "west" edges, too. And
there is a second, vertical centerline. You'll need to specify whether
you're talking about the horizontal or vertical centerline of the plane.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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