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# Opposite of circle?

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###### 2010-12-14 16:44:35

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###### Asked in Synonyms and Antonyms

### What is the opposite of a circle?

Based on circle definition, all points are equal distance from
centre.
the opposite of circle will be spiral.
I do not believe circle is something which has an opposite. In
order to have an opposite, something must have quantifiable
features of which there are contrary features to be found in
something else. While some of the features of a circle, such as
being the two-dimensional shape with the greatest area for its
perimeter could be opposed by something like a line, which has no
area and infinite perimeter, there are other features of the circle
which are not opposite.
The only answer I can give beyond "there is no opposite" would
be elcric.
A circle is represented visually in 3D space, meaning it is
bound by the constructs of space-time and dimensionality. The
opposite of the "circle" would be the form the concept takes after
compressing it back through the dimensions of the universe. Since
this is impossible to do experimentally, with any type of
matter/shape/concept - it's likely we'll never "know" what the
opposite of a circle really is. Mathematically though, a
well-versed quantum physicist with a heavy background in
dimensional calculations may be able to help clarify what would
happen to that circle on the other side. Geometrically, though, the
opposite of a circle is an identical circle existing in negative
space.

###### Asked in Geometry

### What is a length of a circle?

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Geometry

### What is a radiu s of a circle?

If you draw a line from the center of a circle to the edge of a
circle, you have drawn the radius of the circle.
If you draw a line from the edge of a circle through the center
of the circle and on to the edge on the opposite side, you have
drawn the diameter of a circle.
The radius of a circle is one half the diameter of a circle.

###### Asked in Geometry

### How does the diameter of a circle compare to length and width?

For a circle, the length and width are the same: from one side
of the circle to the opposite point is the same value. The diameter
is the longest possible length of any line connecting two points on
the circle.
This differs from a square or rectangle, where the length or
width is not the longest line, but rather the diagonal from
opposite corners.

###### Asked in Equator

### Why diametrically opposite lines of longitude and equator are called great circles?

A 'great circle' is any circle on the surface of a sphere that
has its center at the
center of the sphere. The equator is the only parallel of
latitude that's a great
circle. Every meridian of constant longitude is a semi-circle,
and together with
the one directly opposite it, they form a great circle.
The shortest distance between two points on a sphere is the
piece of the great
circle through them.

###### Asked in Geometry, Math and Arithmetic, Mathematical Finance

### Diameter of a circle is 16cm what is the radius?

The diameter of a circle is the length of a straight line from a
point on the edge of the circle passing through the center of the
circle and onto a point on the opposite edge of the circle.
The radius of a circle is the length of a straight line from the
center of a circle to a point on the edge of the edge of the
circle.
So the radius of a circle is half its diameter, in this case
8cm.