What does the following means?

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In summary, when asking about the meaning of a statement, phrase, or word, it is important to provide context and specify what exactly is being referred to in order to get an accurate answer. It is also recommended to consult multiple sources for a better understanding. Additionally, the relevance of the term to the topic at hand may vary and there may be specific definitions or interpretations to consider. Providing examples can also aid in understanding, but these may vary depending on the context and interpretation of the term.
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Dear Everybody,
What does the following means:
Two straight lines cannot have any two points of one coincide with two points of the other without the lines coinciding altogether?

I think it means that line can't overlap with itself.

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Cbarker1
 
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I take that statement to mean that no two straight lines can have two points in common without being the same line (coinciding).
 
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In other words, in Euclidean geometry, two distinct lines are either parallel, and have no points in common, or intersect, and have exactly one point in common.
 

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