- pertaining to or having the form of a triangle; three-cornered.
- having a triangle as base or cross section: a triangular prism.
- comprising three parts or elements; triple.
- pertaining to or involving a group of three, as three persons, parties, or things.
Origin of triangular
1535–45;Related formstri·an·gu·lar·i·ty [trahy-ang-gyuh-lar-i-tee] /traɪˌæŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti/, nountri·an·gu·lar·ly, adverbsub·tri·an·gu·lar, adjectivesub·tri·an·gu·lar·i·ty, noun
< Latin triangulāris,
equivalent to triangul(um
+ -āris -ar1
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Examples from the Web for triangularity
Historical Examples of triangularity
Beauty certainly does have some power; is it so also with triangularity?
We note the shape which approximates to triangularity, and we note that in color it is said to have been golden yellow.
British Dictionary definitions for triangularity
Derived Formstriangularity (traɪˌæŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nountriangularly, adverb
- Also: trigonal of, shaped like, or relating to a triangle; having three corners or sides
- of or involving three participants, pieces, or units
- maths having a base shaped like a triangle
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Word Origin and History for triangularity
1540s, from Late Latin triangularis, from triangulum (see triangle).
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