# equilateral

[ee-kwuh-lat-er-uh l, ek-wuh-]

- having all the sides equal: an equilateral triangle.

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- a figure having all its sides equal.
- a side equivalent, or equal, to others.

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## Origin of equilateral^{}

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## Related Words

rectangular, quadrate, quadratic, equilateral, foursquare, boxlike, boxy, orthogonal, rectilinear, squarish## Examples from the Web for equilateral

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#### These are the equilateral triangle, the square and the regular hexagon.

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-BeeL. L. Langstroth

#### Are you aware, Mr Gascoigne, of the properties of an equilateral triangle?

Mr. Midshipman EasyCaptain Frederick Marryat

#### These are the equilateral triangle, the square, and the regular hexagon.

Animal IntelligenceGeorge J. Romanes

#### Form of the outer shell not a sphere, but a regular octahedron, with eight congruent, equilateral triangular even faces.

#### Marginal spines ten to twelve, equilateral triangular, deeply sulcated, about half as long and broad as the radius of the disk.

## equilateral

- having all sides of equal lengthan equilateral triangle

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- a geometric figure having all its sides of equal length
- a side that is equal in length to other sides

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## Word Origin and History for equilateral

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## equilateral

[ē′kwə-lăt′ər-əl]

- Having all sides of equal length, as a triangle that is neither scalene nor isosceles.

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