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right triangle
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Right triangle
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right triangle
^{}
noun
a triangle having a
right angle
(contrasted with
oblique triangle
).
Origin:
1920–25
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right triangle
Collins
World English Dictionary
right triangle
—
n
(
US
), (
Canadian
) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries):
rightangled triangle
a triangle one angle of which is a right angle
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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Relevant Questions
How To Calculate A Right Triangle
What Is The Relationship Between Irrational Numbers And Right Triangles?
How To Determine A Right Triangle
What Is The Hypotenuse Of A Right Triangle With The Side Of 10 And 4?
What Defines A Right Triangle?
What Are The Lengths Of The Diagonals Of The Above Right Triangles?
How To Calculate A Right Triangle
What Defines A Right Triangle?
How To Determine A Right Triangle
What Is The Relationship Between Irrational Numbers And Right Triangles?
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
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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American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary
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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Example sentences
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.
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