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# Math Definitions - Letter M

### Chapters

### Major Arc

# Definition of Major Arc

The **major arc** of a circle is the large arc that joins any two points on the circumference of the circle (we go the long way around)

The shortest route along the circumference of a circle joining two points is called the **minor arc**.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

Author: Subject Coach

Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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