Contain (Geometry)

Pronunciation: /kənˈteɪn/ ?

A shape contains another shape if all of the points of the contained shape are within the containing shape.[1]

Example

A disc contains a line.
Figure 1: A disc contains a line

References

  1. contain. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=contain (geometry)&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

More Information

  • McAdams, David. Contain (Set). allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2010-01-20. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Contain (Set).

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Contain (Geometry). 2010-01-05. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/contain.html.

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2010-01-20: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-30: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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