line segment

Definition of Line Segment

  • Line segment is the part of a line consisting of two endpoints and all points between them.


Examples of Line Segment

  • In the figure shown, PQ, PR, and RQ are line segments.



Solved Example on Line Segment

  • Which of the following can be obtained by joining line segments?


A. a circle

B. a polygon

C. a line

D. a sphere

Correct Answer: B


Step 1: By joining line segments, we can form a polygon.


Related Terms for Line Segment

  • Line
  • Points
  • Endpoint