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# How would you write the name of a segment different from naming a line?

A line is a one-dimensional figure that extends infinitely in both directions. A line segment is a part of a line that has definite characteristics - two endpoints and a fixed length.

## Answer: A line is denoted with two arrowheads on the ends. A line segment is just denoted by an overbar with endpoints.

Let us understand the difference between a line and a line segment.

**Explanation:**

Observe the following figure to understand this better. Here \(\begin{align}\overleftrightarrow{AB}\end{align}\) is a line and \(\overline{AB}\) is a line segment.

### Hence, the lines and lines segments are denoted differently.

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