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Definition: 1.16: Center of the Circle

(Definition 16 from Book 1 of Euclid’s “Elements”)

And the point is1 called the center of the circle.

Modern Definition

Euclid’s definition corresponds to today’s formulation.

1 i.e. the point used in the proceeding Definition 15 from Book 1 of Euclid’s “Elements”.


A circle with the center \(C\).

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[6419] Fitzpatrick, Richard: “Euclid’s Elements of Geometry”,, 2007

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