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" A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such, that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another : 16. "
The First Six Books with Notes - Page 2
by Euclid - 1822 - 179 pages
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Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid: With a ...

John Playfair - Geometry - 1855 - 317 pages
...plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference, are equal to one .mother and are called radii 12. And this point is called the centre of the circle. 13. A diameter...
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The Elements of Euclid for the Use of Schools and Colleges: Comprising the ...

Euclid, Isaac Todhunter - Euclid's Elements - 1867 - 400 pages
...plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such, that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure...centre of the circle. 17. A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the centre, and terminated both ways by the circumference. [A radius of...
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The Elements of Euclid for the Use of Schools and Colleges: Comprising the ...

Euclid, Isaac Todhunter - Euclid's Elements - 1867 - 400 pages
...plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such, that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure...centre of the circle. 17. A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the centre, and terminated both ways by the circumference. [A radius of...
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Mensuration for Beginners: With Numerous Examples

Isaac Todhunter - Measurement - 1869 - 296 pages
...a plane figure bounded by one lino which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another: this point is called the centre of the circle. A radius of a circle is a straight line drawn from the...
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The Educational Speeches of the Hon'ble John Bruce Norton

John Bruce Norton - Education, Higher - 1870 - 329 pages
...round about allusion to it as " a plain figure contained by one line called the circumference, and such that all right lines drawn from a certain point...figure to the circumference are equal to one another?" Why then should we stumble or 'be offended at the use of such terms as " Estopell," "Alimony," " Certiorari,"...
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An Elementary Course of Plane Geometry

Richard Wormell - Geometry, Plane - 1870 - 16 pages
...compasses. 43. A circle is a figure contained by one line, termed the circumference, such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal. If we place one of the points of a pair of compasses upon a perfectly even board, and the compasses...
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The Southern Review, Volume 9; Volume 12; Volume 15

1871
...plane figure contained by a line, which is called its circumference, and is such, that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another.' Thus the circle, as defined by them, ia ' a plane figure- ' that is, a figure described in a plane,...
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The popular educator, Volume 1; Volume 29

Popular educator - 1872
...contained or bounded by a canal line, called the circumference or periphery, which is snch that aU straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to each other. This point Kg. 6. Fig. 7. is called the centre of the circle, and each of tho straight...
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The Acting Teacher's and Student's in Training Guide and Text Book for ...

Henry Major - Student teachers - 1873
...A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, called the circumference, such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another. XVI. This point is called the centre. XVII. A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through...
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The Elements of Euclid, containing the first six books, with a selection of ...

Euclides - 1874
...plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such, that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure...centre of the circle. 17. A diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the centre and terminated both ways by the circumference. 18. A semicircle...
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