Definition of Hypotenuse

1. Noun. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Group relationships: Right Triangle, Right-angled Triangle
Generic synonyms: Flank



Definition of Hypotenuse

1. n. The side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite to the right angle.

Definition of Hypotenuse

1. Noun. (geometry) The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle. ¹

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Definition of Hypotenuse

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hypotenuse (current term)
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hypothalamic histiocytoma
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hypothalamic releasing hormone
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hypothalamically
hypothalamo-hypophyseal system

Literary usage of Hypotenuse

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1. Everyday Arithmetic by Franklin Sherman Hoyt, Harriet E. Peet (1920)
"Finding the hypotenuse of a Triangle The longest side of a right-angled triangle is called the hypotenuse. What is each of the other two sides called? ..."

2. Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid, with a by John Playfair (1826)
"Therefore the sine of the hypotenuse CB, is to the radius, as the aine of the side AC to the sine of the opposite angle ABC. QED PROP. XX. ..."

3. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by George Albert Wentworth (1897)
"The two given parts may be : I. An acute angle and the hypotenuse. II. An acute angle and the opposite ... The hypotenuse and a leg. V. The two legs. § 11. ..."

4. Junior High School Mathematics by Edson Homer Taylor (1919)
"Relation between the sides and the hypotenuse of a right triangle. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse. ..."

5. The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch (1826)
"The leg AB 91, the hypotenuse AC 170, given, to find the angle ACB, ... By making the hypotenuse radius it will be, To find the angle C. As the hypotenuse ..."

6. Plane Trigonometry and Tables by George Albert Wentworth (1902)
"The two given parts may be : I. An acute angle and the hypotenuse. ... The hypotenuse and a leg. V. The two legs. SECTION XI SOLUTION WITHOUT LOGARITHMS The ..."

7. Complete Arithmetic by Samuel Hamilton (1908)
"How do the number of square units described upon the hypotenuse compare with the sum of the square units described upon the other two sides ? ..."

8. Hamilton's Standard Arithmetic: Book One-three by Samuel Hamilton (1917)
"The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side opposite the right angle. 1. How many square units are there in the square described upon the hypotenuse ? in ..."

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