hypotenuse
[hahypotnoos, yoos]

noun Geometry.
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
Also hypothenuse.
Origin of hypotenuse
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Therefore the square on the hypotenuse must equal the sum of these two squares.
The Teaching of GeometryDavid Eugene Smith
A, walking from corner to corner, may be said to diangulate the hypotenuse of the meadow.
My Discovery of EnglandStephen Leacock
The area of a right triangle is 150 square feet, and its hypotenuse is 25 feet.
A Review of AlgebraRomeyn Henry Rivenburg
Each of the other sides is the mean proportional between the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that side.
The Teaching of GeometryDavid Eugene Smith
If we take away the other two triangles instead, we have left the square on the hypotenuse.
The Teaching of GeometryDavid Eugene Smith
hypotenuse
noun
Word Origin for hypotenuse
C16: from Latin hypotēnūsa, from Greek hupoteinousa grammē subtending line, from hupoteinein to subtend, from hypo + teinein to stretch
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hypotenuse
[hīpŏt′nōōs′]
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hypotenuse
[(heyepotnoohs, heyepotnyoohs)]
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