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# HISTORY OF MATH VOCABULARY

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HISTORY OF
MATH VOCAB
KYLA BUI PERIOD 4
1. Point - A point is an exact position or location on a plane surface
1175-1225
Middle English
Old French
Medieval Latin
Latin
2. Line - A line is the straight path connecting two points and extending beyond the points in both directions.
Before 1000
Middle English
Latin
Old French
3. Plane - A plane is flat surface with no thickness
1400-50
Late Middle English
Latin
Middle French
4. Area - The size of a surface
1530-1540
Latin

5. Coplanar - Lying on the same plane
1860-1865
Late Latin
6. Ray - A line with a start point but no end point.
1300-1350
Middle English
Old French
Latin

7. Chord - A line segment on the interior of a circle which has both endpoints on the circle
1350-1400
Middle English
Latin
Greek

8. Altitude - The line through the vertex of a figure perpendicular to the base
1350-1400
Middle English
Latin

9. Perpendicular - meeting a give line or surface at right angles
1350-1400
Latin

10. Diameter - A straight line going through the center of a circle connecting two points on the circumference
1350-1400
Middle English
Old French
Latin
Greek

11. Transversal - A line that cuts across a set of lines or the sides of a plane figure. Transversals often cut across parallel lines.
1400-1450
Late Middle English
Medieval Latin
12. Congruent - identical in form
1375-1425
Late Middle English
Latin

13. Perimeter - The border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure
1585-1595
French
Latin
Greek

14. Origin - The coordinate (0,0) the point of intersection of the x and y axis
1350-1400
Middle English
Latin
15. Hypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite of the right angle
1565-1575
Latin
Greek

16. Trigonometry - The study of triangles, with calculations involving the lengths of the sides and the measures of the angles.
1605-1615
Latin
17. Vertical Angles - Vertical angles are angles opposite one another at the intersection of two lines. Vertical angles are congruent
1565-1575

18. Median - a straight line from a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side.
1535-1545
Latin

19. Polygon - a figure, especially a closed plane figure, having three or more, usually straight, sides.
1560-1570
Latin
Greek

20. Circumference - The distance around the outside of a circle.
1350-1400
Middle English
Late Latin
Timeline
Line - 12th century
Point - 13th century
Plane - 14th century
Ray - 14th century
Chord - 14th century
Altitude - 14th century
Diameter - 14th century
Circumference - 14th century
Perpendicular - 14th century
Origin - 15th century
Median - 15th century
Congruent - 18th century
Perimeter - 18th century

Area - 1538
Vertical Angles - 1571
Polygon - 1571
Hypotenuse - 1594
Trigonometry - 1614
Transversal - 1847
Coplanar - 1853
Collinear - 1863
First known use of these words
Conclusion
Etymology is the study of word origins. Over 60 percent of English words come from Greek or Latin. Many words come from existing words. Mathematics has been around since the 6th century. Since then, many math words have been developed. Math words will keep on growing as new solutions to problems are discovered.
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Math glossary

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Geometry
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