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See: Line (Geometry), Line Segment, Linear Function, Linear, Point, Surface, Euclidean Geometry.


    • In Euclidean Geometry, a line is a straight Curve. When geometry is used to model the real world, lines are used to represent straight objects with negligible width and height. Lines are an idealisation of such objects and have no width or height at all and are usually considered to be infinitely long. Lines are a fundamental concept in some approaches to geometry such as Euclid's, but in others such as Analytic Geometry and Tarski's Axioms they enter as derived notions defined in terms of more fundamental primitives such as points.
    • A Line Segment is a part of a line that is bounded by two distinct end points and contains every point on the line between its end points. Depending on how the line segment is defined, either of the two end points may or may not be part of the line segment. Two or more line segments may have some of the same relationships as lines, such as being parallel, intersecting, or skew.