Triangle meaning

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The definition of a triangle is a shape with three angles and three sides.

An example of something in the shape of a triangle is a piece of pizza.

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A geometric figure having three angles and three sides.
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Any three-sided or three-cornered figure, area, object, part, etc.
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A percussion instrument consisting of a piece of metal in the shape of a triangle open at one angle.
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A situation involving three persons, esp. when one person is having love affairs with two others.
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A right-angled, flat, triangular instrument used in drawing geometric figures.
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A musical percussion instrument consisting of a steel rod bent into a triangle with one angle open: it produces a high-pitched, tinkling sound when struck with a short steel rod.
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A closed geometric figure consisting of three sides.
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A three-sided polygon. In 3D graphics, the surfaces of 3D objects are broken down into triangles. Small numbers of triangles are used for flat surfaces, while large numbers are used to mold curved surfaces similar to the way a geodesic dome is constructed. The three points of every triangle (vertices) are computed on an X-Y-Z scale and must be recomputed each time the object is moved. See triangle setup and geometry calculations.
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A technical chart pattern in which the price range becomes increasingly narrow over time with lower daily prices or higher daily prices. An ascending triangle occurs when the highest prices on the chart pattern rise more while a descending triangle occurs when the lowest prices on the bottom of the chart pattern increase more.
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(geometry) A polygon with three sides and three angles.
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(music) A percussion instrument made by forming a metal rod into a triangular shape which is open at one angle. It is suspended from a string and hit with a metal bar to make a resonant sound.
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(cue sports) A triangular shaped piece of equipment used for gathering the balls into the formation required by the game being played.
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A love triangle.
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(systemics) The structure of systems composed with three interrelated objects.
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The area comprising the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Used with "the" except when attributive.

I moved to the Triangle two years ago.

Many Triangle residents enjoy iced tea.

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A relationship involving three people, especially a ménage à trois.
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Any of various flat, three-sided drawing and drafting guides, used especially to draw straight lines at specific angles.
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Origin of triangle

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin triangulum from neuter of triangulus three-angled tri- tri- angulus angle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French triangle.

    From Wiktionary