# Chord

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

A rectilinear segment joining two arbitrary points of a conic section.

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This word is also used for the rectilinear segment joining two arbitrary points of a closed curve, surface or submanifold of Euclidean space.

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Chord.

*Encyclopedia of Mathematics.*URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Chord&oldid=38671

This article was adapted from an original article by BSE-3 (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article