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Point: A point is a mark of position. Usually, a fine dot marked with a sharpedged pencil denoted on a plane paper, represents a point. For example, We denote a point by a capital letter A, B, P, Q etc. In the adjoining figure. A is a point.
Line Segment: Let A and B be two points on a paper. Then, the straight path from A to B is called the line segment AB, denoted by. Thus, line segment is the same as line segment.
Line: Geometrically, a line segment extended endlessly in both sides is called a line. 
A line segment AB extended on both sides and marked by arrow marks at the two ends represents a line, denoted by or . A line has no end points. Two arrows in opposite directions of a line indicate that it extends indefinitely in both the directions. ∴ A line does not have a definite length. Ray: Geometrically, a line segment extended endlessly in one direction is called a ray. A line segment AB extended in the direction from A to B and marked by an arrow mark at B, represents a ray AB, denoted by. A ray has one end point, namely A. This end point A of the ray is called its initial point. A ray has no definite length. Ray and ray are two different rays. Opposite Rays: Two rays with the same initial point and extending indefinitely in opposite directions along the same line, are called opposite rays. 

Surface: A solid has a surface which may be curved or flat. For example, the surface of the ball is curved while the surface of the wall is flat.
Plane: A plane is a flat surface which extends indefinitely in all the directions. The surface of a smooth wall, the surface of the top of the table, the surface of a smooth black board, the surface of a sheet of paper, the surface of calm water in a pond are few examples of a portion of a plane.
Intersecting Lines: If there is a point P common to two lines l and m in the same plane, we say that the two lines intersect at the point P and this point P is called the point of intersection of the lines.
Parallel lines: Two lines l and m in a plane which do not intersect even when produced are called parallel lines and we write .
The distance between two parallel lines always remains constant.
Opposite edges of a ruler, opposite edges of the top of a table, railway tracks etc. are examples of parallel lines.
i) Points lie on the same plane are called coplanar points.
ii) Lines lie on the same plane are called coplanar lines.
Incidence properties of lines in a plane:
Property 1: An unlimited number of lines can be drawn passing through a given point.
Property 2: Two distinct points in a plane determine a unique line.
Property 3: Two lines in a plane either intersect each other at exactly one point or are parallel.
Concurrent lines: Three or more lines in a plane are said to be concurrent, if all of them pass through the same point. This common point is called the point of concurrence of the lines. In the adjoining figure, the lines passes through the same point P. So, these lines are concurrent and P is the point of concurrence of these lines.
Collinear points: Three or more points in a plane are said to be collinear if they all lie on the same line. This line is called the line of colinearity of these points.
In fig (i), all the four points A, B, C, D are collinear.
In fig (ii), the points P, Q, R, S are noncollinear.
Distinctions between a Line Segment, a Line and a Ray:
Line Segment 
Line 
Ray 
(i) A line segment has two end points. 
A line has no end point. 
A ray has one end point. 
(ii) A line segment has a definite length 
A line does not have a definite length. 
A ray does not have a definite length. 
(iii) A line segment of a given length can be drawn on a paper. 
A line cannot be drawn on a paper. We can simply represent a line. 
A ray cannot be drawn on a paper. We can simply represent a ray. 
(iv) A line segment AB is represented by . 
A line AB is represented by 
A ray AB is represented by 
(iv) Line segment is the same as line segment . 
Line is the same as line . 
Rays and are different. 