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Building Blocks of Geometry

Terms

The Building Blocks of Geometry

Points

Colinear  -  Lying in one line (usually refers to a set of points).
Congruent  -  Of exactly the same size and shape; in other words, of exactly the same dimensions.
Coplanar  -  Existing in one plane (usually refers to points or lines).
Dimension  -  The number of lines required to span a region in space.
Line  -  A collection of points arrayed in a straight formation without limit.
Noncolinear  -  Not lying in one line (usually refers to a set of points).
Noncoplanar  -  Not existing in one plane (usually refers to points or lines).
Perpendicular  -  At a 90 degree angle (something is perpendicular relative to something else).
Plane  -  A flat, boundless surface in space.
Point  -  A specific location in space.
Ray  -  A portion of a line with a fixed endpoint on one end that extends without bound in the other direction.
Segment  -  A portion of a line with two endpoints and, thus, finite length.
Space  -  The collection of all points.

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