Is there a name for the center point for a line?

For example: ---------o---------

If the dashes represent a straight line and the O represents the center of that line, what would the name for that center point be?

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    $\begingroup$ basic intro to geometrical terms here $\endgroup$
    – Joffan
    Feb 7, 2017 at 22:41
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    $\begingroup$ Wow, I really forgot about KhanAcademy. I should probably start taking more notes with it. Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Dan S.
    Feb 7, 2017 at 22:46

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A line goes forever in both directions, so it has no center. If you have a line segment - a part of a line with two definite ends - then the name is "midpoint."

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, this really helps! $\endgroup$
    – Dan S.
    Feb 7, 2017 at 22:46

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