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 Arc, Minor:  If a circle is divided into two unequal parts, the shorter arc is called the minor arc.


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Most rainbows are in the shape of a minor arc of a circle.

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The part of the rope that comes in contact with a pulley actually lies on a minor arc of the pulley.