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See also: isósceles
isosceles (not comparable)
- (geometry) Having (at least) two sides of equal length, used especially of a triangle or trapezoid.
- 1693, Abel Swall, transl., The New Method of Fortification, as Practised by Monsieur de Vavban, Engineer General of France, 2nd edition, A New Treatise of Fortification, page 96:
- Upon each exterior side draw an Isosceles Triangle of 480 Fathoms.
- 1914, Henry Parker Manning, Geometry of Four Dimensions, page 204:
- A right double pyramid is isosceles when the extremities of the vertex-edge are at the same distance from the plane of the base.
- 1945, Harold E. Wolfe, Introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry, page 31:
- To prepare for the application of his method, Saccheri made use of a figure with which we are already acquainted. This is the isosceles quadrilateral with the two base angles right angles.
- 1965 April 8, Newton B. Dismukes, “Multihull vessels (Patent US3316873A)”, in Google Patents:
- The polygon advantageously is an isosceles trapezoid or rectangle with the pivotal connections between the deck or superstructure and four hulls respectively at its corners.
- 2019 January 23, Altered Book Lover, “Funky Flowers”, in Blogspot:
- The flowers were stuck inside a flower pot that was shaped like an isosceles polygon with a rectangular "edge."
- A triangle with three equal sides is normally described as equilateral, even though it can be regarded as a special case of isosceles triangle.
having two sides of equal length, used especially of an isosceles triangle
- (īsoscelēs): (Classical) IPA(key): /iːˈsos.ke.leːs/, [iːˈsɔs.kɛ.ɫeːs]
- (īsosceles): (Classical) IPA(key): /iːˈsos.ke.les/, [iːˈsɔs.kɛ.ɫɛs]
Third-declension one-termination adjective (Greek-type).
|Case / Gender||Masc./Fem.||Neuter||Masc./Fem.||Neuter|
1It is unknown if Classical Latin preserved (or would have preserved) the shortness of the original Greek short ending. Notes:
- The Greek masculine and feminine nominative singular is ἰσοσκελής (isoskelḗs), while the masculine and feminine vocative singular and the neuter nominative, accusative and vocative singular are ἰσοσκελές (isoskelés). Maybe Latin preserved the short length of the epsilon (ε), or maybe it did not so that the declension became similar to Latin third declension adjectives of one ending (like felix).
- This word is often used together with triangulum n and rarer with triangulus m.