A line that intersects two or more points on a curve. (From the Latin *secare* "to cut")

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

See: Secant (function)

*secare* "to cut")

(Note: 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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