What is another word for right-angled?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈa͡ɪtˈaŋɡə͡ld] (IPA)

Right-angled is a term that is commonly used in geometry to describe an angle that measures exactly 90 degrees. However, there are several other synonyms for the word 'right-angled' that can also be used to describe the same phenomenon. Some of the most commonly used synonyms for the word 'right-angled' include perpendicular, orthogonal, square, and normal. Each of these terms describes an angle that is exactly 90 degrees, and they can be used interchangeably with the term 'right-angled' depending on the specific context in which they are being used. Whether you are a student studying geometry or a professional in the field, it is important to have a solid understanding of these different synonyms for the term 'right-angled' in order to communicate effectively about geometric concepts.

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Famous quotes with Right-angled

  • I don't believe in right-angled turning points.
    Timothy West
  • As long as he could whisper, he would go on as he had begun, bluntly refusing to meet his creator with the admission that the creation had taught him nothing except that the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle might for convenience be taken as equal to something else. Every man with self-respect enough to become effective, if only as a machine, has had to account to himself for himself somehow, and to invent a formula of his own for his universe, if the standard formulas failed.
    Henry Adams
  • In geometry the following theorems are attributed to him [Thales]—and their character shows how the Greeks had to begin at the very beginning of the theory—(1) that a circle is bisected by any diameter (Eucl. I., Def. 17), (2) that the angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal (Eucl. I., 5), (3) that, if two straight lines cut one another, the vertically opposite angles are equal (Eucl. I., 15), (4) that, if two triangles have two angles and one side respectively equal, the triangles are equal in all respects (Eucl. I., 26). He is said (5) to have been the first to inscribe a right-angled triangle in a circle: which must mean that he was the first to discover that the angle in a semicircle is a right angle. He also solved two problems in practical geometry: (1) he showed how to measure the distance from the land of a ship at sea (for this he is said to have used the proposition numbered (4) above), and (2) he measured the heights of pyramids by means of the shadow thrown on the ground (this implies the use of similar triangles in the way that the Egyptians had used them in the construction of pyramids).
    Thomas Little Heath
  • They stand not aloof with the gaping vacuity of vulgar ignorance, nor bend with the cringe of sycophantic insignificance. The graceful pride of truth knows no extremes, and preserves, in every latitude of life, the right-angled character of man.
    Thomas Paine

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