Definition of Hypothenuses

1. Noun. (dated) (plural of hypothenuse) ¹

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Definition of Hypothenuses

1. hypothenuse [n] - See also: hypothenuse

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypothenuses

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Literary usage of Hypothenuses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Family Memoirs of the Rev. William Stukeley, M. D., and the Antiquarian by William Stukeley, William Collings Lukis, Roger Gale, Samuel Gale, Godfrey Kneller (1882)
"This experiment is performed by letting two equall ivory balls begin their motion in a groove, down the two hypothenuses, or any proportionable parts of ..."

2. Shaw's Civil Architecture: Being a Complete Theoretical and Practical System by Edward Shaw (1852)
"4, the angles С AE, С A g-, С А А, С В г, С В А;, С В F will be the hypothenuses at the points A, O, O', O", O'", B, in Fig. 1. We may here observe, Fig. ..."

3. Mathematical Questions and Solutions (1879)
"The prime factors of 32045 are 6, 13, 17, 2!i, nil being of the form 4N + 1; hence the hypothenuses arising directly from 32045 will be 2<-i. ..."

4. The New Metal Worker Pattern Book: A Treatise on the Principles and Practice by George Watson Kittredge, Anson Oliver Kittredge (1896)
"By this means triangles have been constructed the hypothenuses of which represent measurements on the surface of the finished article, taken on lines ..."

5. Practical Sheet Metal Work and Demonstrated Patterns: A Comprehensive Treatise by John Henry Teschmacher (1911)
"In constructing the several right angled triangles, hypothenuses of which are to give the required measurements across the pattern, their altitudes have ..."