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To do:

Define the following geometrical terms:

They all consist of points, and they are all "straight" (whatever that means).

A line extends infinitely in two opposite directions. A ray has one starting point (end point?) and goes infinitely in one direction. A line segment has two end points; it's the part of the line between the two endpoints.

Help me out here, wordsmiths? --Ed Poor Talk 21:41, 16 July 2008 (EDT)

Okay, so I agree the simplest definition should be first and in that respect all the philosophical stuff can be pushed to the end, behind a separate section even. However the representations as point-slope and slope-intercept are really basic stuff... like middle school or early high school. They shouldn't be just removed from the article but rather should be the second set of definitions. -Foxtrot 07:48, 17 July 2008 (EDT)
Okay, updated the three pages you listed. Hopefully you feel the clearest, simplest definition appears first before any generalization or pedantic definitional nitpicking. That, at least, was my intention. -Foxtrot 08:06, 17 July 2008 (EDT)