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I. A Point is that which hath no parts, or which hath no See Notes. magnitude.
The extremities of a line are points.
A straight line is that which lies evenly between its ex-
ing taken, the straight line between them lies wholly in that superficies.
VIII. 66 A plane angle is the inclination of two lines to one
“another in a plane, which meet together, but are 66 not in the same direction.”
A plane rectilineal angle is the inclination of two
straight lines to one another, which meet together, but are not in the same straight line.
N. B. · When several angles are at one point B, any one of them is expressed by three letters, of which the letter that is at the vertex of the angle, that is, at 'the point in which the straight lines that contain the angle meet one another, is put between the other two letters, and one of these two is somewhere upon one 6 of those straight lines, and the other upon the other «line: Thus the angle which is contained by the straight • lines, AB, CB, is named the angle ABC, or CBA;
that which is contained by AB, DB, is named the angle ABD, or DBA; and that which is contained by (DB, CB, is called the angle DBC, or CBD; but, if 6 there be only one angle at a point, it may be expressed • by a letter placed at that point: as the angle at E.
When a straight line standing on another
straight line makes the adjacent angles
XIII. “ A term or boundary is the extremity of any thing."
called the circumference, and is such that all straight
the centre, and terminated both ways by the circumference,
XVIII. A semicircle is the figure contained by a diameter and the part of the circumference cut off by the diameter.
XIX. “ A segment of a circle is the figure contained by a “straight line, and the circumference it cuts off.”
which has three equal sides.
sides equal, and all its angles right angles.
angles are not right angles.
to one another, but all its sides are not equal, nor
XXXIV. All other four-sided figures besides these, are called Trapeziums.
XXXV. Parallel straight lines, are such as are in the same
plane, and which being produced ever so far both ways, do not meet.
Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.
II. That a terminated straight line may be produced to any length in a straight line.
III. And that a circle may be described from any centre, at
any distance from that centre.
I. Things which are equal to the same thing, are equal to one another.
IV. If equals be added to unequals, the wholes are unequal.
If equals be taken from unequals, the remainders are