part of a line that is bounded by two distinct end points; line with two endpoints From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In geometry, a **line segment** is a line between two different endpoints. It is represented by a line above the symbols of the two endpoints (such as ).^{[1]} Unlike a line, a line segment does not extend beyond the endpoints.^{[2]}

An example of a line segment is a side of a triangle. If the endpoints are on a curve, like a circle, then the line segment is called a chord.

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