# Definitions for hypothenusehy·pothenuse

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1. hypothenusenoun

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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1. hypothenuse

In geometry, a hypotenuse is the longest side of a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the right angle. The length of the hypotenuse can be found using the Pythagorean theorem, which states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides. For example, if one of the other sides has a length of 3 (when squared, 9) and the other has a length of 4 (when squared, 16), then their squares add up to 25. The length of the hypotenuse is the square root of 25, that is, 5.

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1. Hypothenusenoun

the side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite to the right angle

2. Hypothenusenoun

same as Hypotenuse

3. Etymology: [L. hypotenusa, Gr. , prob., subtending (sc. ), fr. to stretch under, subtend; under + to stretch. See Subtend.]

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of hypothenuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of hypothenuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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