triangular

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English[edit]

A triangular sign

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English triangulare, trianguler, triangulere, from Old French triangulaire, triangulier and Latin triangulāris.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɹaɪˈæŋ.ɡjə.lə/, /tɹaɪˈæŋ.ɡjʊ.lə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɹaɪˈæŋ.ɡjə.lɚ/, /tɹaɪˈaɪŋ.ɡjʊ.lɚ/
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Adjective[edit]

triangular (comparative more triangular, superlative most triangular)

  1. Shaped like a triangle.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword: The Turk Street Mile”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC, page 15:
      A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, [].
  2. Of, or pertaining to, triangles.
  3. Having a triangle as a base; as, a triangular prism, a triangular pyramid.
  4. Having three elements or parties; trilateral, tripartite.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin triangulāris.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triangular m or f (masculine and feminine plural triangulars)

  1. (geometry) triangular

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin triangulus +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

triangular (first-person singular present triangulo, first-person singular preterite triangulí, past participle triangulat)

  1. (transitive) to triangulate
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Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

triangular m or f (plural triangulares)

  1. triangular, shaped like a triangle
  2. having a triangle as a base
  3. having three elements or parties

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Further reading[edit]

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin triangulāris.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaʁ/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlah], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaʁ/ [tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlah]
    • (São Paulo) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ/
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaʁ/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaχ], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaʁ/ [tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaχ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɻ/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɻ], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɻ/
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ/, (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ/
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla.ɾi/, (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla.ɾi/

  • Hyphenation: tri‧an‧gu‧lar

Adjective[edit]

triangular m or f (plural triangulares)

  1. (geometry) triangular
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin triangulus +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ʁ)/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(h)], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ʁ)/ [tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla(h)]
    • (São Paulo) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ɾ)/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ɾ)], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ɾ)/
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ʁ)/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(χ)], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ʁ)/ [tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla(χ)]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ɻ)/ [tɾɪ.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ɻ)], (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla(ɻ)/
 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ/, (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈlaɾ/
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /tɾi.ɐ̃.ɡuˈla.ɾi/, (faster pronunciation) /tɾjɐ̃.ɡuˈla.ɾi/

  • Hyphenation: tri‧an‧gu‧lar

Verb[edit]

triangular (first-person singular present triangulo, first-person singular preterite triangulei, past participle triangulado)

  1. (transitive) to triangulate
Conjugation[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French triangulaire.

Adjective[edit]

triangular m or n (feminine singular triangulară, masculine plural triangulari, feminine and neuter plural triangulare)

  1. triangular

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɾjanɡuˈlaɾ/ [t̪ɾjãŋ.ɡuˈlaɾ]
  • Rhymes: -aɾ
  • Syllabification: trian‧gu‧lar

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin triangulāris.

Adjective[edit]

triangular m or f (masculine and feminine plural triangulares)

  1. (geometry) triangular

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin triangulus +‎ -ar.

Verb[edit]

triangular (first-person singular present triangulo, first-person singular preterite triangulé, past participle triangulado)

  1. to triangulate
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