hypotenuse hypotenuse

Definition(s):

  • (n) the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle

Usage(s):

  1. At the hypotenuse is Linda Tripp, the go-between who first alerted Starr to Monica Lewinsky's false affidavit in the Jones case.
  2. He proved the Pythagorean theorem: in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
  3. Other toughies: hypotenuse, covenants, queue, knavery, cataclysm, colander, staccato, abscess.
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