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HYPOTENUSE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypotenuse mean? 

HYPOTENUSE (noun)
  The noun HYPOTENUSE has 1 sense:

1. the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle

  Familiarity information: HYPOTENUSE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPOTENUSE (noun)


Sense 1hypotenuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("hypotenuse" is a kind of...):

flank (a subfigure consisting of a side of something)

Holonyms ("hypotenuse" is a part of...):

right triangle; right-angled triangle (a triangle with one right angle)


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