IN MATH: 1. n. on a line, a set containing a point (called the endpoint) and all points to one side of the endpoint (symbol written above the capital letters for the endpoint then an additional point on the ray). EX. In ray AB, A is the endpoint.

IN ENGLISH: 1. n. in a picture, a line or arrow extending from one point. EX. Little children often draw pictures with rays flowing from the sun.

APPLICATION: See list 260.

1. Given a line containing in order points A, B, and C, how many rays are possible if A, B, and C are the only possible endpoints?

2. List four of these rays.

This is a page from the dictionary MATH SPOKEN HERE!, published in 1995 by MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS, inc., ISBN: 0-9623593-5-1.   You are hereby granted permission to make ONE printed copy of this page and its picture(s) for your PERSONAL and not-for-profit use.

[MC,i. Home] [Table] [Words] Classes [this semester's schedule w/links] [Good Stuff -- free & valuable resources] [next] [last]
© 2005, Agnes Azzolino