Definitions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
 noun The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.
from The Century Dictionary.
 noun In geometry, the side of a rightangled triangle opposite the right angle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
 noun (Geom.) The side of a rightangled triangle that is opposite to the right angle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike License.
 noun geometry The side of a
right triangle opposite the right angle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
 noun the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle
Etymologies
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Examples

The word hypotenuse in Greek originally meant “stretched against”.

The word hypotenuse in Greek originally meant “stretched against”.

The word hypotenuse in Greek originally meant “stretched against”.

This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

This is called a hypotenuse, which we learned yesterday in math.

The hypotenuse already has a name, albeit a lengthy one, so we’ll keep that, except we will capitalize it to distinguish the name of our particular line, Hypotenuse, from the term the hypotenuse.

The hypotenuse already has a name, albeit a lengthy one, so we’ll keep that, except we will capitalize it to distinguish the name of our particular line, Hypotenuse, from the term the hypotenuse.

The hypotenuse already has a name, albeit a lengthy one, so we’ll keep that, except we will capitalize it to distinguish the name of our particular line, Hypotenuse, from the term the hypotenuse.
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