# Definition:Hyperbola/Center

## Parts of Hyperbola

Consider a hyperbola $K$ whose foci are $F_1$ and $F_2$.

The center of $K$ is the point where the major axis and minor axis of $K$ cross.

By definition of the major axis and minor axis, this is the point midway between the foci.

## Linguistic Note

The British English spelling of center is centre.

The convention on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ is to use the American English spelling center, but it is appreciated that there may be lapses.