Definitions

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  • n. A line perpendicular to a surface (or line); in particular, either of the sides of a right triangle other than its hypotenuse.

Etymologies

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From Latin cathetus, from Ancient Greek κάθετος (kathetos, "perpendicular").

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  • I do love me some math vocab.

    April 3, 2009