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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. "
A Treatise on Spherics: Comprising the Elements of Spherical Geometry, and ... - Page iii
by Daniel Cresswell - 1816 - 294 pages
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Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid, with a ...

John Playfair - Euclid's Elements - 1806 - 311 pages
...boundaries. XL 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. XII. And this point is called the centre of the circle. XHL...
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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1806 - 518 pages
...I. A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called l ••j< 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:. XVI. And this point is called the centre of the circle. XVH....
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An Essay on the Teeth of Wheels: Comprehending Principles, and Their ...

Robertson Buchanan - Gearing - 1808 - 216 pages
...straight lines. 3. 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, and this point is called the centre of the circle. 4. The...
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An Easy Introduction to the Mathematics: In which the Theory and ..., Volume 2

Charles Butler - Mathematics - 1814 - 528 pages
...figures as are contained by more than one line, as the triangle, square, polygon, &c. are excluded; "and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure" (called in the next following definition " the centre") to the circumference, are equal to one another...
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Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid, with a ...

John Playfair - Euclid's Elements - 1819 - 333 pages
...bound it. XI. 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. XII. And this point is called the centre of the circle. XIII....
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Practical Essays on Mill Work and Other Machinery, Volume 1

Robertson Buchanan - Machinery - 1823 - 442 pages
...straight lines. 56. 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, and this point is called the centre of the circle. 57- The...
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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1827 - 513 pages
...boundaries. XV. 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. XVI. And this point is called the centre of the circle. XVII....
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Geometry, Plane, Solid, and Spherical, in Six Books: To which is Added, in ...

Pierce Morton - Geometry - 1830 - 584 pages
...circle is a plane / N. figure contained by one / \ line, which is called the circumference, and is each 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 ; and the distance...
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The Teacher's Assistant in the "Course of Mathematics Adapted to the Method ...

Mathematics - 1836 - 472 pages
...bound it. 11. A circle is a plain 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. 12. And this point is called the centre of the circle. 13....
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Elements of Plane Geometry According to Euclid

Andrew Bell - Euclid's Elements - 1837 - 240 pages
...its area, 14. 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. 15. This point is called the centre of the circle. 16. A diameter...
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