Cathetus
Cathetus Cath"e*tus, n.; pl. {catheti}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a perpendicular line, fr. ? let down, fr. ?. See {Catheter}.] (Geom.) One line or radius falling perpendicularly on another; as, the catheti of a right-angled triangle, that is, the two sides that include the right angle. --Barlow. [1913 Webster]

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  • cathetus — noun /ˈkæ.θɪ.təs,kəˈθɪ.təs/lang=en A line perpendicular to a surface (or line); in particular, either of the sides of a right triangle other than its hypotenuse. Syn: leg …   Wiktionary

  • cathetus — n. line or radius falling perpendicularly on another; side of a right angled triangle that makes a right angle with another one (Geometry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cathetus — /kath i teuhs, keuh thee teuhs/, n., pl. catheti / tuy , tuy/. (in an Ionic capital) the vertical guideline through the eye of a volute, from which the form of the volute is determined. [1565 75; < L (n.) < Gk káthetos perpendicular, equiv …   Useful english dictionary

  • catheti — Cathetus Cath e*tus, n.; pl. {catheti}. [L., fr. Gr. ? a perpendicular line, fr. ? let down, fr. ?. See {Catheter}.] (Geom.) One line or radius falling perpendicularly on another; as, the catheti of a right angled triangle, that is, the two sides …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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