# Finding Centers of Rotation: Word Chart

Spanish (SP)

French (FR)

Portuguese (PT)

* = Cognate

 Words and Phrases Academic Language Meaning Everyday Language Version Other Forms of the Word or Phrase Related Words or Phrases Translation Examples of word use with students Rotation A transformation in which a figure is turned so that each point on the image remains the same distance from a fixed point (2-D or 3-D) or line (3-D). Turning around; moving clockwise or counter-clockwise. Rotations Rotating Rotated Turn Moving in a circle *Rotación (SP) *Rotation (FR) *Rotação (PT) Congruent Two geometric figures in the plane are congruent if one can be obtained from the other by some combination of rotations, reflections, and translations The same or equal in some way; same size and shape. Congruently Congruence Congruous Same shape *Congruente (SP) *Congruent(e) (FR) Coincidente (PT) Line Segment A straight line that links two points without extending beyond them. Unbroken and bounded portion of line. Segmented line Line segments Segmenting lines Part of line Portion of line Section of line *Segmento de  línea (SP) *Segment (FR) *Segmento de linha (PT) Endpoint Either of two points marking the end of a line segment. A tip or point of termination. Endpoints End of line segment Limit Punto extreme (SP) Point extrême (FR) Ponto extremo (PT) Midpoint A point on a line segment that divides it into two equal parts The halfway point of a line segment A point at the center or middle. Midpoints Center Middle Halfway point Midway *Punto medio (SP) *Point médian (FR) Ponto central (PT) Locations --- Particular places or positions. Location Located Locating Place Locale Site *Localizaciónes/Ubicaciónes (SP) Emplacements (FR) *Localizações (PT) Path Trajectory Way or means to an end; designed for a particular purpose. Paths Pathway Passageway Way Route Camino (SP) Chemin (FR) Caminho (PT) Procedure The sequence of actions to be followed in solving a problem. A course or mode of action. Procedures Process Operation Course of action *Procedimiento (SP) *Procédure (FR) *Procedimento (PT) Method A systematic way of solving a problem. Technique or way of doing something, Methods Methodical Approach Technique *Método (SP) *Méthode (FR) *Método (PT)