Common Core Geometry Terms

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perpendicular lines

Two lines that intersect to form right angles

intersecting lines

lines that cross at one point

parallel lines

lines in the same plane that never intersect


The common endpoint of an angle


Having the same size,length or angle measure


a closed 2-dimensional shape formed by three or more straight line segments.


a quadrilateral with exactly 1 pair of parallel sides


A quadrilateral opposite sides are congruent and parallel,no right angles


a parallelogram with 4 right angles


a parallelogram with 4 congruent sides,no right angles


a parallelogram with 4 right angles and 4 congruent sides

isosceles triangle

a triangle with two congruent sides

obtuse triangle

a triangle with 1 angle greater than 90 degrees

equilateral triangle

A triangle with 3 congruent sides and 3 congruent angles

scalene triangle

a triangle with no congruent sides

right triangle

a triangle with one 90 degree angle

acute triangle

A triangle with three angles less than 90 degrees.


a polygon with four sides,the general term


a five-sided polygon


a polygon with 6 sides


A polygon with 8 sides

regular polygon

a polygon with all sides and all angles equal or congruent


flat/plane polygons that make up the sides of a 3-dimensional solid


points or corners of a polygon or 3-dimensional solid


a line segment where two faces meet on a 3-dimensional solid


a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional solid


The number of square units needed to cover a given polygon


The length, width, and height of an object being measured.

surface area

The sum of all the areas of all the faces of a 3-dimensional solid.


The amount of space inside a 3-dimensional solid measured in cubic units.

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