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TRIANGLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Triangle mean? 

TRIANGLE (noun)
  The noun TRIANGLE has 5 senses:

1. a three-sided polygon
2. something approximating the shape of a triangle
3. a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries
4. any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles
5. a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle

  Familiarity information: TRIANGLE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRIANGLE (noun)


Sense 1triangle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A three-sided polygon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

triangle; trigon; trilateral

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

polygon; polygonal shape (a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "triangle"):

acute triangle; acute-angled triangle (a triangle whose interior angles are all acute)

equiangular triangle; equilateral triangle (a three-sided regular polygon)

isosceles triangle (a triangle with two equal sides)

oblique triangle (a triangle that contains no right angle)

obtuse triangle; obtuse-angled triangle (a triangle that contains an obtuse interior angle)

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

scalene triangle (a triangle with no two sides of equal length)

cuneus; wedge; wedge shape (any shape that is triangular in cross section)


Sense 2triangle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something approximating the shape of a triangle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context example:

the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle

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

form; shape (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance)


Sense 3Triangle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Triangulum; Triangle

Instance hypernyms:

constellation (a configuration of stars as seen from the earth)


Sense 4triangle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

drafting instrument (an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings)


Sense 5triangle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

percussion instrument; percussive instrument (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another)


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