triangular [trahy-ang-gyuh-ler] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. pertaining to or having the form of a triangle; three-cornered.
  2. having a triangle as base or cross section: a triangular prism.
  3. comprising three parts or elements; triple.
  4. pertaining to or involving a group of three, as three persons, parties, or things.

Origin of triangular 1535–45; Latin triangulāris, equivalent to triangul(um) triangle + -āris -ar1 Related formstri·an·gu·lar·i·ty [trahy-ang-gyuh-lar-i-tee] /traɪˌæŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti/, nountri·an·gu·lar·ly, adverbsub·tri·an·gu·lar, adjectivesub·tri·an·gu·lar·i·ty, noun Examples from the Web for triangularity Historical Examples of triangularity

  • Beauty certainly does have some power; is it so also with triangularity?

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3

    Plotinos (Plotinus)

  • We note the shape which approximates to triangularity, and we note that in color it is said to have been golden yellow.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • British Dictionary definitions for triangularity triangular adjective

    1. Also: trigonal of, shaped like, or relating to a triangle; having three corners or sides
    2. of or involving three participants, pieces, or units
    3. maths having a base shaped like a triangle

    Derived Formstriangularity (traɪˌæŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ), nountriangularly, adverb Word Origin and History for triangularity triangular adj.

    1540s, from Late Latin triangularis, from triangulum (see triangle).

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