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In geometry, a circular segment (symbol: ⌓) is a region of a circle which is "cut off" from the rest of the circle by a secant or a chord. More formally, a circular segment is a region of two-dimensional space that is bounded by an arc (of less than 180°) of a circle and by the chord connecting the endpoints of the arc.
Let R be the radius of the circle, θ is the central angle in radians, α is the central angle in degrees, c the chord length, s the arc length, h the height of the segment, and d the height of the triangular portion.
The area of the circular segment is equal to the area of the circular sector minus the area of the triangular portion—that is,
or with the central in degrees,
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