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hypotenuse

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Definition the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
  • Pennsylvania Avenue is the hypotenuse of two triangles.
  • a love triangle with murder at the hypotenuse
  • You would not write your name in pencil across the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the two sides.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The basic hypotenuse strategy, right?
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Like the three of us—with me serving as understudy for the hypotenuse, quite an appropriate substitution, since I'm replacing my antipode, don't you think so, Dominique?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • —No, said Lynch, give me the hypotenuse of the Venus of Praxiteles.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • At sea, septentrional, by night the polestar, located at the point of intersection of the right line from beta to alpha in Ursa Maior produced and divided externally at omega and the hypotenuse of the rightangled triangle formed by the line alpha omega so produced and the line alpha delta of Ursa Maior.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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