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Parts of shapes

centre

noun

the point that is in the middle of a circle or sphere (=a shape like a ball)

circumference

noun

the distance measured around the edge of a circle or a round object or area

circumference

noun

the edge of a circle or a round object or area

contour

noun

the shape of the outside edge of something

corner

noun

the part of something square or rectangular where two edges meet

cusp

noun

in mathematics, for example, the point where two curves meet

face

noun

one flat side of an object such as a cube (=a shape with six square sides)

hypotenuse

noun

the longest side of a right-angled triangle

perimeter

noun

the total length of the sides of a shape such as a square or rectangle

sector

noun

a part of a circle that is formed by drawing two straight lines from the centre to the outer edge

side

noun

an outside surface of an object or shape that is not its front, back, bottom, or top

side

noun

any of the edges of a flat shape

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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