Definition of

# Secant (line)

A line that intersects two or more points on a curve. (From the Latin

(A line that just touches a curve at a point and matches the curve's slope there, is called a "tangent".)

*secare*"to cut")(A line that just touches a curve at a point and matches the curve's slope there, is called a "tangent".)

See: Secant (function)

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