hypotenuse

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin hypotenusa, from Ancient Greek ὑποτείνουσα πλευρά (hupoteínousa pleurá, side subtending [the right angle]), from ὑποτείνουσα (hupoteínousa, stretching, extending, subtending), active participle of ὑποτείνω (hupoteínō, subtend, stretch under).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /haɪˈpɒtənjuːz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /haɪˈpɑt̬ənus/, /haɪˈpɑt̬ənjus/

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hypotenuse (plural hypotenuses)

  1. (geometry) The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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