# Semicircle

## What is Semicircle?

In mathematics (and more specifically geometry), a semicircle is a one-dimensional locus of points that forms half of a circle. The full arc of a semicircle always measures 180° (equivalently, π radians, or a half-turn). It has only one line of symmetry (reflection symmetry). In non-technical usage, the term "semicircle" is sometimes used to refer to a half-disk, which is a two-dimensional geometric shape that also includes the diameter segment from one end of the arc to the other as well as all the interior points. By Thales' theorem, any triangle inscribed in a semicircle with a vertex at each of the endpoints of the semicircle and the third vertex elsewhere on the semicircle is a right triangle, with right angle at the third vertex. All lines intersecting the semicircle perpendicularly are concurrent at the center of the circle containing the given semicircle.

### Technology Types

elementary geometry

### Synonyms

Half circleHalf-circleHalfcircleSemi circleSemi-circleSemi-circumferentialSemicircular

### Translations

Halbkreis (de)Leathchiorcal (ga)Półokrąg (pl)Semicerchio (it)Semicercle (ca)Semicírculo (pt)Півколо (uk)Полукруг (ru)반원 (ko)

## Tech Info

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