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Definitions of triangle

  1.   a three sided polygon
  2.   a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle
  3.   any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles
  4.   something approximating the shape of a triangle the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle
  5.   A figure bounded by three lines and containing three angles
  6.   An instrument of percussion usually made of a rod of steel bent into the form of a triangle open at one angle and sounded by being struck with a small metallic rod
  7.   A draughtsman's square in the form of a right angled triangle
  8.   A small constellation situated between Aries and Andromeda
  9.   A small constellation near the South Pole containing three bright stars
  10.   A kind of frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top to which soldiers were bound when undergoing corporal punishment now disused
  11.   A plane figure bounded by three straight lines and having three angles a musical instrument consisting of a steel rod bent in the form of a triangle sounded by being struck
  12.   1 A geometrical figure having three straight lines joined two by two forming three angles trigone 2 In anatomy and surgery a more or less triangular area bounded by muscles bony prominences or other structures within which are normally found certain important nerves or blood vessels for these various triangles Petit's Scarpa's etc see the proper names
  13.   math A plane figure with three angles and three sides music an instrument of steel in the form of a triangle
  14.   A plane figure with three angles and three sides
  15.   A figure bounded by three sides and having three angles
  16.   A figure bounded by three lines and containing threo angles a steel instrument of percussion in music bent into the form of a triangle three halberts or poles stuck in the ground and united at the top to which soldiers are bound when flogged
  17.   A plane figure bounded by three straight lines having three corners or angles anything in the form of a triangle
  18.   A three sided structure or area various structures

Usage examples for triangle

  1. The garden used to be square but now it is a triangle as a new boulevard has taken a part of it – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  2. Whether or not the master of the steamer received the information volunteered by Flower the two girls saw the triangle of lamps get narrow at its base reduce themselves to two in a vertical line then to one then to darkness – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  3. When we have accepted as the definition of a triangle that it is 'a figure contained by three sides ' the statement of the further fact that it has three angles becomes a real proposition – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  4. Yes the triangle re established itself – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  5. When the Reverend Mr Mullen inadvertently introduced an emotional triangle he had changed the situation from one of mere sentimental dalliance into direct pursuit – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  6. Thus having by abstraction already arrived at the notion of triangle square and so on we may fix our attention upon what these have in common and so rise to the higher abstraction of 'figure ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  7. She had a quaint oval face and the smooth folds of her dark hair made a triangle of her high forehead – Stories of the Foot-hills by Margaret Collier Graham
  8. Only you have to stand in that triangle close to the wall near the corner – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  9. We've established this triangle of strong points he said – The Great Potlatch Riots by Allen Kim Lang
  10. So also on the third side of our triangle man stood over against nature – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  11. Now will you let that triangle be or will I come over there and make you let it be – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  12. And directly in front of it are three other stars in the form of a triangle – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  13. “ A shadowy blot on the triangle he knew to be a church – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  14. The acute angle pointed toward the east and the sides of the triangle were much twisted and broken – Turned Adrift by Harry Collingwood
  15. Doubtless many will fall back upon the position already indicated It is as repugnant to the idea of senseless matter that it should put into itself sense perception and knowledge as it is repugnant to the idea of a triangle that it should put into itself greater angles than two right ones – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  16. Presently he traced in the sand a triangle and began to speak – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  17. The fort was in the form of a triangle with a half moon at each corner intended to mount four or five guns – Captain John Smith by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  18. There I perceived that it ended in a sharp angle for I had already noticed that this little chamber was not of a square shape as we say but of the form of a triangle with its apex pointing downwards – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  19. It shows in the centre therefore a triangular depression with the base of the triangle directed backwards – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks

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