Geometry Vocabulary

By Stanley Kilgo

Two angles that touch at the same point.

Alternate Exterior Angles

A pair of two angles that are on opposite outside sides of the transversal.

Alternate Interior Angles

A pair of two angles there are on the opposite inside sides of a transversal.

Complementary Angles

Two angles when added up equal 90 degrees.

Corresponding Angles

where two angles on a transversal are equal

Supplementary Angles

two angles that add up to 180

Parallel lines

two lines that don't touch

Perpendicular Lines

Two lines that are 90 degrees to each other

Transversal lines

A line that passes through two parallel lines

Vertical Angles

Angles that are opposite each other.

Perimeter

the outside of a shape

Area

the inside of a shape

Surface area

Area of a single surface

Volume

how much a shape can hold

Circumference

area around a circle

Diamter

one side of a circle to another

from the outside of a circle to the middle

Face

one side of a 3D object

Edge

where two faces meet

Vertex

Where two edges meet