
Mathematical "L" Words lattice point A point in the coordinate plane or in space with integer coordinates. legs of
a right triangle
Either side of a right triangle that is on the right angle.
leg adjacent
to an angle
The side of the right triangle which is on the acute angle and is not
the hypotenuse.
leg opposite an angle The side of the right triangle which is not on the acute angle. (see above illustration)
linear equation An equation in which the graph of the solutions is a line. An equation equivalent to ax + b = y.
linear
pair Angles
that have a common side, and whose noncommon sides are opposite rays. line
segment
The points A and B along with the points on segment
between
A and B. Also called segments. line
symmetry A
figure is said to posses line symmetry if it can be reflected onto of
itself over a given line. length The distance between two points measured along the segment or an arc joining them. A dimension of a rectangle or rectangular solid.
limit The value to which the terms of an infinite sequence get closer and closer as one goes further and further out in the sequence. line An undefined geometric term. See PointLinePlane Postulate. line of reflection The line over which a preimage is reflected. Also called reflecting line or mirror. line perpendicular
to a plane
A line perpendicular to every line in the plane which passes through the
point of intersection. liter A volume or capacity in the metric system equal to 1000 cubic centimeters. 1Liter 1.06 quarts. lowest
terms A
fraction written with the smallest possible whole numbers.
