Cutting; dividing into two parts; as, a secant line.

A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points.

A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.

a line containing a chord

a line of indefinite length intersecting the circle at two points, the segment of it within the circle being a chord

a line that contains a chord

a line that intersects a circle in two points

a line which intersects a circle in two points

a straight line cutting at two distinct point Tangent If a straight line and a circle have only one point of contact, then that line is called a tangent

The line through two give points on a circle.

A line that intersects a circle at exactly two points.

A line that intersects the circle in two points.

A straight line that cuts a curve or surface at two or more points. Secants are used in the construction of some geometric map projections.

A map projection in which the surface used for the map "cuts" the globe at the mapâ€™s representative fraction. Along this line there is distortion-free mapping of the geographic space. Multiple cuts are possible, for example, on a conic projection. tate plane: A coordinate system common in utility and surveying applications in the lower 48 United States and based on zones drawn state by state on transverse Mercator and Lambert conformal conic projections.