Definition of triangular
1a : of, relating to, or having the form of a triangle a triangular plot of landb : 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 unitsb : of or relating to a love triangle
triangularityplay \(ˌ)trī-ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun
triangularlyplay \trī-ˈaŋ-gyə-lər-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of triangular from the Web
The X-Boats will run a more triangular two-mile course.
The building that used to stand at 2420 N. Halsted St. is now the site of a pleasant if tiny triangular park named for Julia Porter, who very few, if any, people remember.
A triangular lot located on the mouth of the Miami River, the site is partially shaded in this photo.
A 3,500-square-foot triangular lot on Bishop Avenue.
A stainless-steel refrigerator, double oven, and wine cooler round out the ergonomically designed, triangular space.
The Swiss chocolate bar was beloved by Brits (and everyone else) for its chocolate, honey, almond flavor and unique triangular shape, that was easy to snap off into bite size pieces.
Decor: The bright red exterior and tall triangular peaks on the roof makes Granny B's easy to spot from the street.
SCB Principal Devon Patterson said in a phone interview the facade would angle outward four feet at the eighth floor, and another four feet at the 20th floor, producing two shallow triangular projections angled toward the west.
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Origin and Etymology of triangular
Middle English trianguler, from Late Latin triangularis, from Latin triangulum
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
TRIANGULAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of triangular for English Language Learners
: shaped like a triangle
: involving three people, groups, or things
TRIANGULAR Defined for Kids
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
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