# Diameter

Diameter of a circle

In geometry, the diameter of a circle is a line from one side directly to the opposite side through the centre. It can also be defined as the longest chord of a circle. The same explanations can be also used to describe the diameter in a sphere.

The letter d or the symbol are often used as a symbol for the diameter.[1] The diameter's length is often called the diameter itself.

The diameter's length is twice the radius,[2] and therefore the relationship between the diameter's length and radius can be shown with the equations:[3]

${\displaystyle d=2r}$ and ${\displaystyle r={\frac {d}{2}}}$

## References

1. "List of Geometry and Trigonometry Symbols". Math Vault. 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
2. "Basic information about circles (Geometry, Circles)". Mathplanet. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
3. Weisstein, Eric W. "Circle". mathworld.wolfram.com. Retrieved 2020-09-24.