There are number of line segments involved with a circle. The radius, diameter, tangent, chord and secant. Each one of them is defined by their special characteristics. In this article let us take a study on secants.

As we mentioned earlier Secant of a circle is a line segment which passes through a circle. Since the secant is a straight line and circle is a curve, a secant intersects the circle only at two points. Let us study how it differs from other line segments like radius, diameter etc. in the following sub topic.