# Study the word list: GCSE Maths: Shapes 2

Key words for GCSE Maths

 capacity A container's capacity is how much it can hold. base The bottom of a shape is its base. intersect If two lines intersect, it means they cross over. mass Mass refers to the quantity of something. time Time measures the distance between events, for example in months or hours. point A point is a coordinate on a graph, or a specific spot on a diagram. centre The middle point of something is called the centre. cube A cube is a 3D shape with six equal-sized faces. trigonometry Trigonometry looks at the sides and angles of triangles. Pythagoras Pythagoras is known for his work on the sides and angles of triangles. arc A section of the circumference of a circle is called an arc. asymmetrical Asymmetrical means not symmetrical. bearing A bearing is a measurement of a turn calculated in degrees. bisect If you bisect a line, it means you cut it in half. chord A straight line that joins two points on a circumference is a chord. circumference The circumference of a circle is the distance around it.

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trigonometry
Pythagoras
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asymmetrical
bearing
bisect
chord
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