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Right-angled   /raɪt-ˈæŋgəld/   Listen

Forming a right angle or containing one or more right angles.

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"Right-angled" Quotes from Famous Books

... a high school course is much the same even in India. The right-angled triangle still has an hypotenuse, and quadratics do not simplify with distance, while Tamil classics throw Vergil and Cicero into the shade. The fact that high school work is all carried on in English is the biggest stumbling block in ...
— Lighted to Lighten: The Hope of India • Alice B. Van Doren

... idea of irregular grace and bewildered melancholy any one can play Hamlet, as we have seen it played, with strut, and stare, and antic right-angled sharp-pointed gestures, it is difficult to say, unless it be that Hamlet is not bound, by the prompter's cue, to study the part of Ophelia. The account of Ophelia's ...
— Lectures on the English Poets - Delivered at the Surrey Institution • William Hazlitt

... They turned a right-angled bend in the road, disclosing a straggling hamlet in a hollow below, and, farther away in the distance, ...
— The Miracle Man • Frank L. Packard

... interested in the tangibilities of geometry, hence it is not surprising to be told that Pythagoras "carried that science to perfection." The most famous discovery of Pythagoras in this field was that the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the squares of the other sides of the triangle. We have already noted the fable that his enthusiasm over this discovery led him to sacrifice a hecatomb. Doubtless the story is apocryphal, but doubtless, also, it expresses the truth as to the fervid joy with which ...
— A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5) • Henry Smith Williams

... the head in the socket, the limb must be maintained in the position of right-angled abduction and external rotation (90 deg.) by a plaster case, which includes the lower part of the trunk and both limbs down to the knee. Under the plaster, stockinette drawers are worn, and the bony prominences are padded with ...
— Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition. • Alexander Miles

... triangles, they must know something about mathematics and geometry. Suppose we draw for them that problem in geometry which states that the sums of the squares constructed on the base and altitude of a right-angled triangle is equal to the square constructed on the hypotenuse? If he knows that, maybe we can get ...
— Through Space to Mars • Roy Rockwood

Words linked to "Right-angled" :   right-angled triangle, square

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