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triangle inequality

noun

Definition of TRIANGLE INEQUALITY

:  an inequality stating that the absolute value of a sum is less than or equal to the sum of the absolute values of the terms
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Origin of TRIANGLE INEQUALITY

from its application to the distances between three points in a coordinate system
First Known Use: 1941

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