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,
or
> whatever)
>
> -------------------------------- outside defining edge of solid area
>
> Currently we are using the word 'midpoint' but this is defined as "A
point
> equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure" -
since
> 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
303-223-5111
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References:
Word Press for online doc: From: David Neeley
Re: Word Press for online doc: From: Collin Turner
What is the term for halfway between...: From: Deborah Hemstreet

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