# hypotenuse

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## hy·pot·e·nuse

(hī-pŏt′n-o͞os′, -yo͞os′) also**hy·poth·e·nuse**(-pŏth′ə-no͞os′, -nyo͞os′)

*n.*

*Abbr.*

**hyp.**

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

[Latin hypotēnūsa, from Greek hupoteinousa, from feminine present participle of hupoteinein,

*to stretch or extend under*: hupo-,*hypo-*+ teinein,*to stretch*; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]## hypotenuse

(haɪˈpɒtɪˌnjuːz)*n*

(Mathematics) the side in a right-angled triangle that is opposite the right angle. Abbreviation:

**hyp**[C16: from Latin

*hypotēnūsa,*from Greek*hupoteinousa grammē*subtending line, from*hupoteinein*to subtend, from hypo- +*teinein*to stretch]## hy•pot•e•nuse

(haɪˈpɒt nˌus, -ˌyus)*n.*

the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

## hy·pot·e·nuse

(hī-pŏt′n-o͞os′) The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle. It is the longest side, and the square of its length is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

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Noun | 1. | hypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite the right angleright triangle, right-angled triangle - a triangle with one right angle flank - a subfigure consisting of a side of something |

Translations

**hipotenusa**

**přepona**

**hypotenuusa**

**hipotenuza**

**langhlið**

**斜辺**

**hypotenusa**

## hypotenuse

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