Geomtery Word

12 terms · EDM Unit 1 Words

Concave Polygon

A polygon in which at least one vertex is "pushed in" or "caved in."

Convex Polygon

A polygon in which all vertices are "pushed outward."

Endpoint

A point at the end of a line segment or a ray.

Line

A straight path that extends infinitely in opposite directions.

Line Segment

A straight path joining two points. The two points are called the endpoints of the segment.

Parallelogram

A quadrilateral that has two pairs of parallel sides. Opposite sides of a parallelogram have equal lengths. Opposite angles of a parallelogram have the same measure.

Polygon

A 2-dimensional figure (shape) that is made up of three or more line segments joined end to end to make one closed path. The line segments of a polygon may not cross, be curved, or be open.

Quadrangle (quadrilateral)

A polygon that has four sides and four angles.

Ray

A straight path that extends infinitely from a point called its endpoint.

Rhombus

A quadrilateral whose sides are all the same length.

Trapezoid

A quadrilateral that has exactly one pair of parallel sides.

Vertex

The point where the rays of an angle, the sides of a polygon, or the edges of a polyhedron meet.