unit circle
noun Date: 1955 a circle having a radius of 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Unit disk graph — In geometric graph theory, a unit disk graph is the intersection graph of a family of unit circles in the Euclidean plane. That is, we form a vertex for each circle, and connect two vertices by an edge whenever the corresponding circles cross… …   Wikipedia

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