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A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the centre (British English) or center (American English). The common distance of the points of a circle from its centre is called its radius.

Circles are simple closed curves which divide the plane into two regions, an interior and an exterior. In everyday use, the term "circle" may be used interchangeably to refer to either the boundary of the figure (also known as the perimeter) or to the whole figure including its interior. However, in strict technical usage, "circle" refers to the perimeter while the interior of the circle is called a disk. The perimeter of a circle is also known as the circumference, especially when referring to its length.

A circle is a special ellipse in which the two foci are coincident. Circles are conic sections attained when a right circular cone is intersected with a plane perpendicular to the axis of the cone.


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