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right triangle
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noun
1.
a triangle having a right angle (contrasted with
oblique triangle
).
Origin
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1920-1925
1920-25
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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right triangle
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The hypotenuse of a
right triangle
is not always the shortest distance between the two points that define it.
The cosine function is simply the ratio of the sides a and c in the diagram below of a
right triangle
.
Draw a
right triangle
with the given leg length on dot paper.
Students can do this, using the
right triangle
cutouts.
The hypotenuse is the longest side of a
right triangle
.
One leg of a
right triangle
exceeds the other leg by four inches.
Height can be measured using a number of devices, the simplest being a
right triangle
.
It is open at the top with a
right triangle
at each end.
They should also be able to perform calculations involving similar figures including
right triangle
trigonometry.
Knowing how to find the area of a
right triangle
extends to all
right triangle
s.
British Dictionary definitions for
right triangle
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right triangle
noun
1.
(
US & Canadian
) a triangle one angle of which is a right angle
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)
right-angled triangle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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right triangle
in Science
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right triangle
A triangle having a right angle.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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right triangle
in Culture
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right triangle definition
A triangle that contains a
right angle
.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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right triangle
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Word Value for
right
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