We’ve already seen some of the main **geometric shapes** in earlier posts. In this post, we’re going to look more in-depth at the **circle**.

**A circle is a geometrical shape that is made by drawing a curve that always has the same distance from the point that we refer to as the center. **

In just a little bit, we’re going to learn about the different parts of a circle.

**Circumference:**

The “length” of the circle is called the circumference.

The only difference between the circumference of the circle and a circle is that the circumference is a numerical value (sometimes with units), and a circle the actual figure that the circumference is measuring.

**Center:**

The center of a circle is the point from which all points on the circle are the same distance.

**Radius:**

A radius is a segment drawn from the center of a circle to any point on a circle.

**Chord:**

A chord is a segment drawn from one point on a circle to another point on a circle.

**Diameter:**

A diameter is a chord that passes through the center of a circle. *The *diameter of a circle is the length of a diameter of the circle. The diameter is twice as long as the radius.

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