hypotenuse


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
click for a larger image
hypotenuse

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

hy•pot•e•nuse

(haɪˈpɒt nˌus, -ˌyus)

n.
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
[1565–75; < Latin hypotēnūsa < Greek hypoteínousa (grámmē) subtending (line), feminine present participle of hypoteínein to subtend =hypo- hypo- + teínein to stretch (see thin)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
click for a larger image
hypotenuse

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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite the right anglehypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
right triangle, right-angled triangle - a triangle with one right angle
flank - a subfigure consisting of a side of something
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
hipotenusa
přepona
hypotenuusa
hipotenuza
langhlið
斜辺
hypotenusa

hypotenuse

[haɪˈpɒtɪnjʊːz] N (Math) → hipotenusa f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hypotenuse

[haɪˈpɒtənjuːz] nhypoténuse f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hypotenuse

nHypotenuse f; the square on the hypotenusedas Quadrat über der Hypotenuse
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hypotenuse

[haɪˈpɒtɪnjuːz] n (Geom) → ipotenusa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: FIG 3: Schematic Illustration of Viscoelastic Properties: The complex modulus (or Young's modulus) can be thought of as the hypotenuse of a right triangle, while the elastic and viscous modulus represent the other two sides.
a Right Angled###* when hypotenuse and the vertical height from its vertex
Several isolated spread concrete foundation slabs with different width-to-height ratios and hypotenuse slopes were tested under the uplift load firstly.
Caption: Imagine a right triangle that uses the line that runs between Mizar and Alioth in Ursa Major as the hypotenuse. The Eiffel Tower asterism occupies the 90[degrees] corner of the triangle.
For example, in finding the hypotenuse of a right angle triangle using c = [square root of (([a.sup.2] + [b.sup.2]))], we can discuss how a, b and c are variables, what they mean and which are the independent variables (in this case two of them) and which is the dependent variable.
Any point on the hypotenuse UV is associated with x(t, [gamma]), x(t, [gamma]), where [[gamma].sub.*] < [gamma] [less than or equal to] [[gamma].sup.*].
Observations such as "this game of darts is twisting like a rattlesnake with a hernia" were supplemented with well-planned lines like "there's no one quicker than these two tungsten tossers" and, a personal favourite, "even Hypotenuse would have trouble working out these angles."
Observations such as, "This game of darts is twisting like a rattlesnake with a hernia," were supplemented with well-planned lines like, "There's no one quicker than these two tungsten tossers," and, a personal favourite, "Even Hypotenuse would have trouble working out these angles."
Oh, and when I get to the Pearly Gates, Mr Pythagoras better do a runner before he gets a boot in the hypotenuse.
Like other languages, it has its own vocabulary that includes words found only in mathematics, such as "hypotenuse" and "trapezoid," as well as common words that have distinct meanings when used in a math-specific context, such as "table" and "median."
The fixed shape of the Hayekian triangle means that the slope of the Hayekian triangle's hypotenuse is fixed.
From memory, I sat at the back, looking out of the window coming up with various career choices in which I would never need to say the word, or even understand the meaning of hypotenuse.