1. isosceles love

## Definitions

### American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

1. adj. Mathematics Having two equal sides: an isosceles triangle.

### Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

1. Having two legs or sides equal: as, an isosceles triangle.
2. n. A genus of cerambycid longicorn beetles.

### Wiktionary

1. adj. geometry Having two sides of equal length, used especially of an isosceles triangle or isosceles trapezoid.

### GNU Webster's 1913

1. adj. (Geom.) Having two legs or sides that are equal; -- said of a triangle.

### WordNet 3.0

1. adj. (of a triangle) having two sides of equal length

## Etymologies

1. From Ancient Greek ἰσοσκελής, from ἴσος (isos, "equal") + σκέλος (skelos, "leg"); another word of the same root is scalene. (Wiktionary)
2. Late Latin īsoscelēs, from Greek īsoskelēs : īso-, iso- + skelos, leg. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

## Examples

• “Two men compete for the favors of a bored girl who wishes the hell with both of them — a spare sexual isosceles which is nicely symbolized in clean, stripped images of sail, sky, and water which group and re-group in triangles and trapeziums of gray and white as the boatload of trouble skims trimly across the lake.”

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• “For example, if one knows that the angles of all triangles are equal to two right angles, one knows in a sense-potentially-that the isosceles’ angles also are equal to two right angles, even if one does not know that the isosceles is a triangle; but to grasp this posterior proposition is by no means to know the commensurate universal either potentially or actually.”

Posterior Analytics

• “Well, almost – we were taught trapezoids and isosceles triangles.”

À la carte, à la, Al

• “Yet, in 5 minutes, it explained to me what an isosceles trapezoidal arrangement is.”

À la carte, à la, Al

• “Its head is an isosceles triangle, with the tip being the right angle.”

The Bug on the Glass « Unknowing

• “The production is aided by Jon Gaw's unusually functional and evocative set that situates the characters in what amounts to the base of a isosceles triangle whose tip extends indefinitely into a far-off vanishing point, suggesting both a going-nowhere claustrophobia as well as the prospect of infinite hope.”

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• “I learned Weaver, and I can do it, but even though it is more of a martial artist's stance, it's still a conscious choice and isosceles isn't.”

• “LE pistol training is shifting back to the isosceles stance from the Weaver as a result of looking at what actually happens in shootings.”

• “I've been working for about 4 years to shift to the isosceles...”

• “The most common stances for two-handed pistol shooting are isosceles and Weaver, If you have time, you get into the one you like.”

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