# apothem

(noun)

### noun

1. (geometry) The perpendicular distance from the center of a circle to a chord of the same circle.

2. (geometry) The distance from the center of a regular polygon perpendicular to one of its sides (a special case of the above).

(noun)

1. (geometry) The perpendicular distance from the center of a circle to a chord of the same circle.

2. (geometry) The distance from the center of a regular polygon perpendicular to one of its sides (a special case of the above).