triangular

adjective
tri·​an·​gu·​lar | \ trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce triangular (audio) \

Definition of triangular

1a : 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
2a(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

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Other Words from triangular

triangularity \ (ˌ)trī-​ˌaŋ-​gyə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce triangularity (audio) , -​ˈla-​rə-​tē \ noun
triangularly \ trī-​ˈaŋ-​gyə-​lər-​lē How to pronounce triangularly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of triangular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the triangular Cheesehead is the company’s most popular hat, at least a dozen styles are for sale, from baseball cap and fez to top hat. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, "Watch Cheesehead hats get made in quirky factory tour in Milwaukee," 2 Dec. 2019 Many sharks today evolved to have triangular teeth that were flat and serrated like a steak knife, which helps them bite off chunks of prey. Lauren Kent, CNN, "How sharks outlived dinosaurs and adapted to suit their environment," 28 Nov. 2019 There were once at least 50 ice cellars in Point Hope, an Inupiat whaling village built on a triangular spit surrounded by a large inlet and the Chukchi and Arctic oceans. Author: Rachel D'oro, Anchorage Daily News, "Failing permafrost cellars signal change in Alaska whaling towns," 26 Nov. 2019 There were once at least 50 ice cellars in Point Hope, an Inupiat whaling village built on a triangular spit surrounded by a large inlet and the Chukchi and Arctic oceans. Washington Post, "Failing ice cellars signal changes in Alaska whaling towns," 25 Nov. 2019 The Cybertruck has a triangular design that looks a bit like the DeLorean in Back to the Future. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck already has 200,000 pre-orders," 25 Nov. 2019 This remodeled geodesic dome in the Sycamore Rocks area features triangular skylights, tall ceilings and solar panels to cut down on bills. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "What $200,000 buys right now in the valleys of San Bernardino County," 3 Oct. 2019 Jagged lines and triangular skylights frame the home, which features two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,950 square feet. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "In Venice, Eric Clapton’s offbeat former home gets an encore," 27 June 2019 The dangerous cane toad lacks these crests, and the glands on its head are long and triangular shaped, UF Wildlife says. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Bufo toad kills another Florida dog as poisonous invader leaps north," 3 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of triangular

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for triangular

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

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The first known use of triangular was in the 14th century

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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Triangular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triangular. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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More Definitions for triangular

triangular

adjective
How to pronounce triangular (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of triangular

: shaped like a triangle
: involving three people, groups, or things

triangular

adjective
tri·​an·​gu·​lar | \ trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce triangular (audio) \

Kids Definition of triangular

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

triangular

noun
tri·​an·​gu·​lar | \ trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce triangular (audio) \

Medical Definition of triangular

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