Definition of Triangular

1. Adjective. Having three angles; forming or shaped like a triangle. "A triangular pyrimid has a triangle for a base"

Similar to: Angular, Angulate
Derivative terms: Triangle, Triangularity



2. Adjective. Having three sides. "A trilateral figure"
Exact synonyms: Three-sided, Trilateral
Similar to: Many-sided, Multilateral
Derivative terms: Triangle, Triangularity

Definition of Triangular

1. a. Having three angles; having the form of a triangle.

Definition of Triangular

1. Adjective. Shaped like a triangle. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, triangles. ¹

3. Adjective. Having a triangle as a base; as, a triangular prism, a triangular pyramid. ¹

4. Adjective. Having three elements or parties; trilateral, tripartite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Triangular

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Triangular

1. 1. Having three angles; having the form of a triangle. 2. Oblong or elongated, and having three lateral angles; as, a triangular seed, leaf, or stem. Triangular compasses, compasses with three legs for taking off the angular points of a triangle, or any three points at the same time. Triangular crab, any maioid crab; so called because the carapace is usually triangular. Triangular numbers, the series of numbers formed by the successive sums of the terms of an arithmetical progression, of which the first term and the common difference are 1. See Figurate numbers, under Figurate. Origin: L. Triangularis: cf. F. Triangulaire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triangular

triandrous
triangle
triangle bandage
triangle inequality
triangle of auscultation
triangle of elbow
triangle of fillet
triangle of safety
triangle of vertebral artery
triangle test
triangled
triangles
triangulable
triangulane
triangulanes
triangular (current term)
triangular bandage
triangular bone
triangular cartilage
triangular colon
triangular colons
triangular crest
triangular disk of wrist
triangular division
triangular divisions
triangular fold
triangular fossa
triangular fovea of arytenoid cartilage
triangular lamella

Literary usage of Triangular

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The floor of this space is formed by the triangular ligament of the urethra (deep ... The triangular Ligament (Deep perineal fascia) is stretched almost ..."

2. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1918)
"On any point coplanar ivith but not in a given triangular region T, there is at least ... The triangular region determined according to Theorem 12 by two ..."

3. Ancient Mysteries Described,: Especially the English Miracle Plays, Founded by William Hone (1823)
"As in the above ceremonial the Trinity is represented by a triangular candlestick, ... An engraving by Galle, figures the triangular candle as ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"IN 1858 I presented to the Association an interim Report on the new method which I had proposed for the gauging of flowing water by triangular (or V-shaped) ..."

5. Treatise on the Theory of the Construction of Bridges and Roofs by De Volson Wood (1873)
"A triangular TRUSS is one in which the space occupied by the truss is divided ... A triangular truss, in which the ties and braces are equally inclined, ..."

6. The Strains in Framed Structures, with Numerous Practical Applications to by Augustus Jay Du Bois (1883)
"These are the triangular and the quadrilateral types, so called from the character of ... The triangular is the simplest form of truss, consisting simply of ..."

7. Treatise on the Theory of the Construction of Bridges and Roofs by De Volson Wood (1876)
"A triangular TRUSS is one in which the space oc- cupied by the truss is divided ... A triangular truss, in which the ties and braces are equally inclined, ..."

8. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"triangular, J of a line long, usually bearing the small deltoid tubercle. ... from the axils of short sheathing channelled triangular-tipped leaves ..."

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