triangular

adjective tri·an·gu·lar \ trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of triangular

1 a : of, relating to, or having the form of a triangle
  • a triangular plot of land
b : having a triangular base or principal surface
  • a triangular table
  • a triangular pyramid
2 a (1) : of, relating to, or involving three elements
  • a triangular agreement
(2) of a military group : based primarily on three units
b : of or relating to a love triangle

triangularity

play \(ˌ)trī-ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun

triangularly

play \trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər-lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of triangular

Middle English trianguler, from Late Latin triangularis, from Latin triangulum


TRIANGULAR Defined for English Language Learners

triangular

adjective

Definition of triangular for English Language Learners

  • : shaped like a triangle

  • : involving three people, groups, or things


TRIANGULAR Defined for Kids

triangular

adjective tri·an·gu·lar \ trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \

Definition of triangular for Students

1 : having three angles, sides, or corners
  • a triangular sign
2 : of, relating to, or involving three parts or persons

Medical Dictionary

triangular

noun tri·an·gu·lar \ trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \

medical Definition of triangular



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