line segment

noun Geometry.
segment ( def 2b ).
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Main Entry:  line segment
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a portion of a line delimited by two end points; also, a line described by two sets of coordinates and the shortest path between them
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Example sentences
Click again and the distance value will appear along your line segment.
The diameter of a circle is a line segment drawn through the center of the
  circle with endpoints on the circle.
The radius is a line segment connecting the circle's center to a point on the
  circle.
Apply the distance formula to find the length of a line segment when given the
  coordinates of the endpoints.
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