isosceles

[ahy-sos-uh-leez]
adjective
(of a straight-sided plane figure) having two sides equal: an isosceles triangle; an isosceles trapezoid.

Origin:
1545–55; < Late Latin < Greek isoskelḗs with equal legs, equivalent to iso- iso- + skél(os) leg + -ēs adj. suffix

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isosceles (aɪˈsɒsɪˌliːz)
 
adj
1.  (of a triangle) having two sides of equal length
2.  (of a trapezium) having the two nonparallel sides of equal length
 
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek isoskelēs, from iso- + skelos leg]

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isosceles
1551, from L.L. isosceles, from Gk. isoskeles "with equal sides," from isos "equal" + skelos "leg" (see scalene).
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isosceles   (ī-sŏs'ə-lēz')  Pronunciation Key 
Of or relating to a geometric figure having at least two sides of equal length.
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Example sentences
Draw a circle in the center and then five lines from the center to the corners to create five isosceles triangles.
The figure shows a row of six solid white isosceles triangles.
Ask students to find two right angle isosceles triangles and predict what will
  be formed when they slide them together.
They will then find measures of the angles using the properties of isosceles
  and right triangles.
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