right triangle


right triangle
noun
a triangle with one right angle
Ant: ↑oblique triangle
Hypernyms: ↑triangle, ↑trigon, ↑trilateral
Part Meronyms: ↑hypotenuse

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noun, pl ⋯ -angles [count]
US : a triangle that has a right angle — called also (Brit) right-angled triangle

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ˌright ˈtriangle 7 [right triangle] noun (NAmE)

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