Types of Lines

What are the different types of lines?

There are two different kinds of lines.

1. Straight line:

Straight lines are shown below.

Straight Lines

2. Curved line:

Curved lines are shown below.

Curved Lines


Straight lines may be drawn in different directions and are given three names.

(i) Horizontal lines: The lines drawn horizontally are called horizontal lines.

Horizontal Lines


(ii) Vertical lines: The lines drawn vertically are called vertical lines.

Vertical Lines


(iii) Oblique or slanting lines: The lines drawn in a slanting position are called oblique or slanting lines.

Oblique or Slanting Lines

The explanations on different types of lines will help the kids to understand the difference between the straight lines and the curved lines and how the lines are drawn in different directions in geometry.

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