What is another word for triangles?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈa͡ɪaŋɡə͡lz] (IPA)

Words that can be used as synonyms for the word "triangles" include trilateral, trigon, and three-sided polygon. Other related words include pyramids, prism, and tetrahedrons, which all have triangular faces. Triangles are a geometric shape with three sides that form three angles. They are an important concept in math and have many practical applications in various fields such as engineering, architecture, and art. The study of triangles comes from the field of trigonometry which is an important math subject used for various calculations and problem-solving. With their unique shape and properties, triangles have a significant role in many fields and are an essential part of math.

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Usage examples for Triangles

Such triangles have their two sides of equal length.
"Lectures in Navigation"
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
It is difficult to conceive the state of convulsion which twisted them into the shape of innumerable up-ended triangles, one within the other, fitting like puzzle-boxes, or bent them right back like gigantic hooks.
G. E. Mitton
Circles indicate specimens examined; triangles indicate records in the literature.
"Description of a New Softshell Turtle From the Southeastern United States"
Robert G. Webb

Famous quotes with Triangles

  • If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
    Charles de Montesquieu
  • If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
    Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu
  • 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
  • Plato wove together separate threads from three earlier philosophers: the mathematics of Pythagoras, the atomism of Demokritos, and the four elements of Empedokles. As happens with the best scientific syntheses, the resulting theory transformed the components from which it started, and was intellectually more powerful than any of them. For these geometrical atoms differed from those of Demokritos in having a number of definite shapes, governed by precise mathematical theorems; and furthermore, they were no longer immutable, but could change into one another in ways that could be related back to their geometrical compositions. As a result, Plato could envisage transmutations of a kind that Demokritos did not allow for, and so introduced a new, quantitative element into the analysis of material change. ...For the regular solids can all be built up from two simple triangles... the fundamental elements of his theory.
  • Poetry is a sort of inspired mathematics, which gives us equations, not for abstract figures, triangles, squares, and the like, but for the human emotions. If one has a mind which inclines to magic rather than science, one will prefer to speak of these equations as spells or incantations; it sounds more arcane, mysterious, recondite.
    Ezra Pound

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