from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Forming or containing one or more right angles: a right-angled bend.
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- adj. Having a right angle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing a right angle or right angles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing a right angle or right angles; rectangular: as, a right-angled triangle; a right-angled parallelogram.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. forming a right angle or containing one or more right angles
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Religion is not something like a right-angled triangle.
Its lines, long and horizontal, broken only by lines that were vertical and by the lines of juts and recesses that were always right-angled, were as chaste as those of a monastery.
There were patios and pergolas in proportion, and all the walls, with their many right-angled juts and recessions, arose out of a bed of greenery and bloom.
With a flourish, Julius pulled out a sheet of paper: it was a map of the UK, over which someone had drawn a right-angled triangle.
The thing is, we were so caught up in the link between Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, we never noticed the third corner of the triangle, the right-angled corner.
Alberto Pérez-Gómez has discerned this metaphor in the writings of Fra Luca Pacioli, who "reminds us that Pythagoras's discovery of the proportions of the right-angled triangle is absolutely indispensable to build vertically and even to recognize justice, 'for without it, it is impossible to know the difference between good and evil, or to obtain any certain measure in our works.'"
We fed Spot her horsemeat in all manner of containers and bowls from the kitchen until we finally settled on a metal deep-dish bread pan that was just the right size and that had really frustrating right-angled edges so the dog would spend hours trying to get at the bits in the corners.
Since we can construct squares like A and B for any shape or size of right-angled triangle, the theorem must be true in all cases.
If the square of two of them equals the square of the third then you can construct a right-angled triangle out of lengths of those sizes.
If, say, three Mona Lisas were drawn on a right-angled triangle, then the area of big Mona is equal to the area of the two smaller ones.