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hypothenuse

[hahy-poth-uh-noos, -nyoos] /haɪˈpɒθ əˌnus, -ˌnyus/
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  • If mathematicians had had more Greek, perhaps the misspelt form ‘hypothenuse’ would not have survived so long.

  • If the hypothenuse of a right angle triangle is 35 feet and the base 21 feet, what is the altitude?

  • Curiously enough, the base of his nose also was an hypothenuse.

  • The true and the beautiful was never better demonstrated by Euclid through angle, square, or hypothenuse.

    The Oriental Rug William D. Ellwanger
  • It meets the hypothenuse at an obliquity greater than the limiting angle, and is therefore totally reflected.

    Six Lectures on Light John Tyndall
  • For the hypothenuse of a triangle is clearly always shorter than the sum of the other sides.

  • The latter is usually based on the known relation of an hypothenuse to its base and altitude.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • If you hadn't you'd know that a square deal on the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the square deals on the other two sides.

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