Circle

This figure illustrates the circle as a center point and a radius.
Figure 1: Circle

A circle is a basic geometric shape that is used throughout mathematics. A circle is defined as the shape where every point along its perimeter is an equal distance from its center.

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Circle Radius Radius
The radius is the distance from the center of the circle to any point along the perimeter of the circle.
Circle Circumference Circumference
The circumference, denoted with the variable , is the length around the perimeter of the circle.
Circle Diameter Diameter
The diameter is the distance between any two points along the perimeter of the circle that passes through the center of the circle.
Circle Area Area
The area of a circle is the amount of two-dimensional space that fits inside the perimeter of the circle.