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A Glossary of Mathematical Terms - B

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Bar graph

It is a display of information using rectangles in horizontal or
vertical displays. It is a symbolic representation of discrete
data.

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Base

Used in geometry in various circustances. In an isosceles
triangle it is the "unequal" side. In a trapezoid it
is used for each of the two parallel sides. In solid geometry it
is used, for example, for cones, cylindres, pyramids.

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Binomial

A polynomial consisting of two terms.

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Bisector

See angle bisector.

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Bisector of a segment

A point that divides the segment into 2 congruent segments.

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Box-and-wiskers plot

A representation that makes use of the quartiles and the median
in the representation of data.

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Braces { } (Curly brackets)

Simbols used, for example, as set markers and in algebraic
expressions.

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Brackets [ ] (Square brackets)

Simbols used, for example, in algebraic expressions.

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Broken-line graph

A type of graph used in data representation where the data
points are joined by line segments. Also Line graph.

copyright 2000 et seq. maddalena falanga & luciano battaia

first published on september 01 2003 - last updated on september 01
2003