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A Glossary of Mathematical Terms - V

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Vanishing line

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

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Vanishing point

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

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Variable

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

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Vertex

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

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Vertex angle

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

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Vertical angles - Vertically opposite angles

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

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