Circle Vocabulary

There are many vocabulary terms we use when talking about a circle. The following applet was designed to help you clearly see (and interact) with each term. Mess around with this applet for a few minutes. As you do, be sure to change the locations of the BIG POINTS displayed!

A segment that connects a point on the circle to the center of the circle is called a _______________.

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A segment that connects two points on the circle is called a _____________.

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A chord that goes through the center of a circle is called a ________________.

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A line that intersects the circle at one point is called a _________________.

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A line that intersects a circle at one point is called a _____________.

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