a triangle having a right angle (contrasted with oblique triangle).
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Origin of right triangle
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby right triangle
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British Dictionary definitions for right triangle
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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Scientific definitions for right triangle
A triangle having a right angle.
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Cultural definitions for right triangle
A triangle that contains a right angle.
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