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right triangle

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noun
  1. a triangle having a right angle (contrasted with oblique triangle).

Origin of right triangle

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for right triangle

right triangle

noun
  1. US and Canadian a triangle one angle of which is a right angleAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): right-angled triangle
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right triangle in Science

right triangle

  1. A triangle having a right angle.
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right triangle in Culture

right triangle

A triangle that contains a right angle.

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