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A Glossary of Mathematical Terms - V

Vanishing line

The horizon; in a drawing it is at the height of viewer's eye.

Vanishing point

The point in space where two parallel lines seem to meet.


A symbol used to represent one or more numbers or objects.


A corner in a figure (2 and 3 dimensional).

Vertex angle

Usually in isosceles triangles: the angle formed by the equilateral sides.

Vertical angles - Vertically opposite angles

Two angles that share a common vertex and whose sides form two lines.

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