right triangle


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right triangle

n
(Mathematics) US and Canadian a triangle one angle of which is a right angle. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): right-angled triangle

right′ tri′angle


n.
a triangle having a right angle (contrasted with oblique triangle).
[1920–25]

right triangle

A triangle having a right angle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.right triangle - a triangle with one right angleright triangle - a triangle with one right angle  
triangle, trigon, trilateral - a three-sided polygon
hypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
oblique triangle - a triangle that contains no right angle
Translations
triángulo rectángulo
suorakulmainen kolmio
pravokutni trokut
triangolo rettangolo
dik üçgen
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Euclid's theorem of altitude: For every right triangle square of the length of the altitude from the hypotenuse to the right angle is equal to the product of the two segments into which the hypotenuse is divided.
1(a), it can be seen that the hypotenuse of each right triangle coincides with one of the legs of its succeeding, down-scaled triangle.
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He communicates this love and delight in his exploration of the one theorem almost everyone can remember: the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
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