triangle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin triangulum, from neuter of triangulus triangular, from tri- + angulus angle Date: 14th century 1. a polygon having three sides — compare spherical triangle 2. a. a percussion instrument consisting of a rod of steel bent into the form of a triangle open at one angle and sounded by striking with a small metal rod b. a drafting instrument consisting of a thin flat right-angled triangle of wood or plastic with acute angles of 45 degrees or of 30 degrees and 60 degrees 3. a situation in which one member of a couple is involved in a love affair with a third person

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  • triangle — late 14c., from O.Fr. triangle (13c.), from L. triangulum triangle, from neut. of adj. triangulus three cornered, from tri three (see TRI (Cf. tri )) + angulus corner, angle (see ANGLE (Cf. angle) (n.)). In the huts of w …   Etymology dictionary

  • triangle — ► NOUN 1) a plane figure with three straight sides and three angles. 2) something in the form of a triangle. 3) a musical instrument consisting of a steel rod bent into a triangle, sounded with a rod. 4) an emotional relationship involving a… …   English terms dictionary

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  • triangle — [trī′aŋ΄gəl] n. [ME < MFr < L triangulum: see TRI & ANGLE1] 1. a geometric figure having three angles and three sides 2. any three sided or three cornered figure, area, object, part, etc. 3. a right angled, flat, triangular instrument used… …   English World dictionary

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