hypotenuse


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hypotenuse

the side in a right-angled triangle that is opposite the right angle

hypotenuse

[hī′pät·ən‚üs]
(mathematics)
On a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle.

hypotenuse

(mathematics)
The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.

hypotenuse

In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle. See sine.
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The field of view of our autocollimator is about 50 mm across, small enough that it does not quite include the entire side surface of an angle block, and it measures only the central 70% of the hypotenuse.
The hypotenuse, the longest side of a right-angled triangle, is the latest muse to inspire abstract artist Ian Davenport.
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The hypotenuse of the triangle is 1 80m long, and the 25m high black stone roof will be covered with recycled cooling water from the refurbished sewage-plant next door, which will cascade over the semi-transparent parts of the facade.
The downward slope to the hypotenuse indicates that households that get a better deal (lower p) on their housing can consume more housing (higher q) without exceeding their housing budget.
Pulling three arrows from my quiver, I formed a right triangle with the hypotenuse and vertical side of the triangle of equal length.
Similarly, general readers who understand the importance of studying anatomy, heliocentrism, or the idea of force and gravity, might only blink in disbelief at a discussion of the hypotenuse of the spirit, of the "upright Tsade" (in Copenhaver's article), and may fail to understand the importance of the extensive study of encyclopedism, or of commentaries on Galen's Ars parva.
Just ask Diane Harris, president of Hypotenuse, a mergers and acquisitions firm in upstate New York and an audit committee member at FlowServe, a Dallas-based manufacturer of pumps and valves for the chemical and nuclear power industries.
Harris, president of Hypotenuse Enterprises, a mergers and acquisitions consultant in Rochester, New York, serves as chairperson of the audit committee at Dallas-based FlowServe Corp.
7) performs erratically in the vicinity of [lambda] = [pi] / 4, the hypotenuse of the sexadecantal triangle.
Apparently the end is nigh for four doors and a boot, a configuration said to be as relevant as squares on the hypotenuse and other such mud dwellers.