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Definition of Triangle

  • A figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles.
  • An instrument of percussion, usually made of a rod of steel, bent into the form of a triangle, open at one angle, and sounded by being struck with a small metallic rod.
  • A draughtsman's square in the form of a right-angled triangle.
  • A kind of frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top, to which soldiers were bound when undergoing corporal punishment, -- now disused.
  • A small constellation situated between Aries and Andromeda.
  • A small constellation near the South Pole, containing three bright stars.
  • a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle
  • any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles
  • a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries
  • a three-sided polygon
  • something approximating the shape of a triangle

How to use triangle in a sentence. Triangle pronunciation.

It is a quite original variation on the triangle theme.
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He wore a white cravat, spotless as snow; and two triangles of short, thick beard, cut like the boxwood at Versailles, ornamented his cheeks.
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She had scarlet lips, and it was plain that the vivid colour of her cheeks was not due to the vulgarity of nature; she had blackened her eyelashes and eyebrows, and painted both eyelids a bold blue, which was continued to a triangle at the corner of the eyes.
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And then a still more interesting object caught Frank's eye, for in the middle of the clearing there burned and crackled a lively little wood-fire, and over it, hanging from a triangle of three sticks, was a smoky black kettle.
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That triangle which advances so far into the sea, is the too famous peninsula of India.
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But for them, the inundation of the river would bury the country around, which is flat, to an extent of twenty or twenty-five leagues and even notwithstanding these banks, there has been in modern times an overflow, which has covered the whole triangle formed by the junction of this river to the Tygris, being a space of country of one hundred and thirty square leagues.
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Fire and the Gods of Olympus they represent by pyramids and obelisks (the name of the sun, Baal, is found in this latter word): the sun by a cone (the mitre of Osiris): the earth, by a cylinder (which revolves): the generative power of the air by the phalus, and that of the earth by a triangle, emblem of the female organ.
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They were heading southward and flew not in very orderly array, but ever changing, occasionally forming the triangle after the manner of Geese.
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Kennedy was talking rapidly of data which he had derived from his metric photograph, from plumb line, level, compass, and tape, astronomical triangle, vertices, zenith, pole and sun, declination, azimuth, solar time, parallactic angles, refraction, and a dozen bewildering terms.
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Dr. Oliver thinks it probable that there were a few symbols among these Primitive and Pure Freemasons, and he enumerates among them the serpent, the triangle, and the point within a circle; but I can find no authority for the supposition, nor do I think it fair to claim for the order more than it is fairly entitled to, nor more than it can be fairly proved to possess.
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A square, a circle, a triangle, or any other form but that of an _oblong square_, would be eminently incorrect and unmasonic, because such a figure would not be an expression of the symbolic idea which is intended to be conveyed.
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This symbol of the name of God is peculiarly worthy of our attention, since not only is the triangle to be found in many of the ancient religions occupying the same position, but the whole symbol itself is undoubtedly the origin of that hieroglyphic exhibited in the second degree of Masonry, where, the explanation of the symbolism being the same, the form of it, as far as it respects the letter, has only been anglicized by modern innovators.
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The symbol adopted by him to express it was, however, somewhat different, being ten points distributed in the form of a triangle, each side containing four points, as in the annexed figure. . . .
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The apex of the triangle was consequently a single point then followed below two others, then three; and lastly, the base consisted of four.
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The _triangle_ is another symbol which is entitled to our consideration.
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The equilateral triangle appears to have been adopted by nearly all the nations of antiquity as a symbol of the Deity.
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The Egyptians considered the equilateral triangle as the most perfect of figures, and a representative of the great principle of animated existence, each of its sides referring to one of the three departments of creation-the animal, the vegetable, and the mineral.
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The symbol of universal nature among the Egyptians was the right-angled triangle, of which the perpendicular side represented Osiris, or the male principle; the base, Isis, or the female principle; and the hypothenuse, their offspring, Horus, or the world emanating from the union of both principles.
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The symbol of the right-angled triangle was afterwards adopted by Pythagoras when he visited the banks of the Nile; and the discovery which he is said to have made in relation to the properties of this figure, but which he really learned from the Egyptian priests, is commemorated in Masonry by the introduction of the forty-seventh problem of Euclid's First Book among the symbols of the third degree.
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But, after the period of the renaissance, a better spirit and a purer taste began to pervade the artists of the church, and thenceforth the Supreme Being was represented only by his name-the tetragrammaton-inscribed within an equilateral triangle, and placed within a circle of rays.
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Examples of Triangle

Example #1
It has genuine humour, and the conclusion leaves one in a muse.
Example #2
The sacredness of mad folk is a holy tradition, not yet outworn.
Example #3
If Camors saw this personage he did not honor him with the slightest notice.
Example #4
His age belonged in that uncertain area which may range from twenty-five to forty.
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It was fantastic and amusing.
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It was possibly a very fine poem, but at that moment a young woman came in.