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hypotenuse

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

from The Century Dictionary.

• noun In geometry, the side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun (Geom.) The side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite to the right angle.

• noun geometry The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

• noun the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

Examples

• The word hypotenuse in Greek originally meant “stretched against”.

Euclid’s Window

• The word hypotenuse in Greek originally meant “stretched against”.

Euclid’s Window

• The word hypotenuse in Greek originally meant “stretched against”.

Euclid’s Window

• This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

Camo Girl

• This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

Camo Girl

• This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

Camo Girl

• This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

Camo Girl

• The hypotenuse already has a name, albeit a lengthy one, so we’ll keep that, except we will capitalize it to distinguish the name of our particular line, Hypotenuse, from the term the hypotenuse.

Euclid’s Window

• The hypotenuse already has a name, albeit a lengthy one, so we’ll keep that, except we will capitalize it to distinguish the name of our particular line, Hypotenuse, from the term the hypotenuse.

Euclid’s Window

• The hypotenuse already has a name, albeit a lengthy one, so we’ll keep that, except we will capitalize it to distinguish the name of our particular line, Hypotenuse, from the term the hypotenuse.

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