HyperDic: straight_line

English > 1 sense of the expression straight line:
NOUNshapestraight linea line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction
English > straight line: 1 sense > noun 1, shape
MeaningA line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature.
Example"the shortest distance between two points is a straight line"
NarrowerasymptoteA straight line that is the limiting value of a curve
chordA straight line connecting two points on a curve
diagonal, biasA line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
diagonal(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
diameterA straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)
elementA straight line that generates a cylinder or cone
perpendicularA straight line at right angles to another line
radiusA straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere)
secantA straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points
tangentA straight line or plane that touches a curve or curved surface at a point but does not intersect it at that point
vectorA straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction
BroaderlineA length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
Oppositecurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

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