isosceles

[ahy-sos-uh-leez]

Origin of isosceles

1545–55; < Late Latin < Greek isoskelḗs with equal legs, equivalent to iso- iso- + skél(os) leg + -ēs adj. suffix
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isosceles

adjective
  1. (of a triangle) having two sides of equal length
  2. (of a trapezium) having the two nonparallel sides of equal length

Word Origin for isosceles

C16: from Late Latin, from Greek isoskelēs, from iso- + skelos leg
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Word Origin and History for isosceles
adj.

"having two equal sides," 1550s, from Late Latin isosceles, from Greek isoskeles "with equal sides," from isos "equal" (see iso-) + skelos "leg" (see scalene).

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isosceles in Science

isosceles

[ī-sŏsə-lēz′]
  1. Of or relating to a geometric figure having at least two sides of equal length.
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