Circle is a closed figure, which is the path traced by a point which moves such that it moves with a constant distance from the fixed point. We are already aware that this constant distance is called the radius. The chord of a circle is the one which divides the circle into two parts called major segment and minor segments. The chords have different properties regarding the angle subtended at the center, area divided inside the chord etc. In this section let us discuss about the properties of the chord of a circle.

Chord of a circle is the line joining any two points on the circumference of a circle.

Diameter: If the chord passes through the center of the circle then it is called the Diameter of the circle.

The chord divides the circle into two segments called major segment and minor segment.

The following diagrams describe these parts of the circle.

Chord of a Circle