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Area

The number of square units contained in the interior of a figure; the extent of a twodimensional surface enclosed within a boundary 
The space something occupies, twodimensional 
 
Enclosed Space
Twodimensional size

*Area (SP) *Aire/ Superficie (FR) *Área (PT) 

Convincing

Persuading or assuring by argument or evidence 
Causing one to believe the truth of something; plausible 
Convince Convinced Convincer Convincible Convincingly

Persuasive Believable Credible Plausible 
*Convincente (SP) *Convaincant(e) (FR) *Convincente (PT) 

Congruent 
Two geometric figures in the plane are congruent if one can be obtained from the other by some combination of rotations, reflections, and translations 
The same or equal in some way; same size and shape. 
Congruently Congruence 
Congruous Same shape 
*Congruente (SP) *Congruent(e) (FR) Coincidente (PT) 

Nonsquare rectangle 
A quadrilateral with four right angles, opposite sides of the same length, and adjacent sides of different lengths 
 
Nonsquare rectangles 

Rectángulo (que no séa cuadrado) (SP) Rectangle (qui ne soit pas carré) (FR) Retângulo (que não seja quadrado) (PT) 

Right Angle

A quarter of a full turn, equal to 90 degrees. 
 
Right Angles 
Perpendicular 
Ángulo recto (SP) Angle droit (FR) Ângulo reto (PT) 

Arrange



To place in a particular order. 
Arranges Arranging Arranged 
Organize Put in order

Ordenar (SP) *Ranger (FR) *Arranjar (PT) 

Square

A quadrilateral in which all sides are congruent to each other and all angles are right angles. 
 
Squares Squared Squaring 
 
Cuadrado (SP) Carré (FR) Quadrado (PT) 

Shaded



A place or area of comparative darkness. 
Shade Shades Shading 
Not white Tinted Colored in 
En color (tonalizado) (SP) En couleur (ombré) (FR) Colorido (sombreado) (PT) 

Midpoint 
A point on a line segment that divides it into two equal parts The halfway point of a line segment

A point at the center or middle. 
Midpoints

Center Middle Halfway point Midway 
*Punto medio (SP) *Point médian (FR) Ponto central (PT) 
