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Equilateral triangle

noun
1.
A three-sided regular polygon.  Synonym: equiangular triangle.






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"Equilateral triangle" Quotes from Famous Books



... to the latter question; was it probable that such so-called sub-divisions should be two, or three, or how many? I do not think it will be wise to insist upon any such arithmetical curiosity as a perfect number; nor on such a toy as an equilateral triangle and its properties; nor on the peculiar aptitude for sub-division in every thing, to be discerned in a beginning, a middle, and an end; nor in the consideration that every fact had a cause, is a constancy, and produces a consequence: neither, to draw any inferences ...
— The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper • Martin Farquhar Tupper

... ballistic test as prescribed by the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department. The test plate, irrespective of its thickness, is to be backed by thirty-six inches of oak or other substantial wood. Near the middle region of the plate an equilateral triangle will be marked, each side of which will be three and one-half calibers long. The lower side of the triangle will be horizontal. Three shots will be fired, the points of impact being as near as possible ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891 • Various



Words linked to "Equilateral triangle" :   regular polygon, trilateral, triangle, trigon, delta, equiangular triangle



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