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Segment of a Circle

Center of circle Radius of circle Diameter of circle Chords of circle Semi-circle
Circumference of circle Interior of circle Exterior of circle Sector of a Circle Segment of a Circle
Area of Circle Arc of Circle Properties of Circle

Before you understand Segment of Circle, you are advised to read:

What is Radius of Circle ?
What is Interior of Circle ?
What are Chords of Circle ?
What are Arcs of Circle ?

Definition: Segment is a region which is in the interior of circle. On one side, it is enclosed by a Chord and by an arc on the other side.
Or in other words, the region between a chord and either of its arcs is known as Segment of Circle

Segment of Circle is of the following two types:

  • Minor Segment: Minor Arc corresponds to Minor Segment.
  • Major Segment: Major Arc corresponds to Major Segment.

    Following picture illustrates the distinction between Minor Segment and Major Segment:





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