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# A segment that passes through the interior of a circle and has both endpoints on the circle?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 01/16/2011

That's a **chord**. The longest possible chord is one that
passes through

the center of the circle. That one is called a "diameter" of the circle.

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