# 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
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## right′ tri′angle

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

A triangle having a right angle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 right triangle - a triangle with one right angle  right-angled triangletriangle, trigon, trilateral - a three-sided polygonhypotenuse - the side of a right triangle opposite the right angleoblique triangle - a triangle that contains no right angle
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Translations
triángulo rectángulo
suorakulmainen kolmio
pravokutni trokut
triangolo rettangolo
dik üçgen
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