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English noun: triangle

1. triangle (shape) a three-sided polygon


Synonymstrigon, trilateral


Broader (hypernym)polygon, polygonal shape


Narrower (hyponym)acute triangle, acute-angled triangle, cuneus, equiangular triangle, equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle, oblique triangle, obtuse triangle, obtuse-angled triangle, right triangle, right-angled triangle, scalene triangle, wedge, wedge shape

2. triangle (shape) something approximating the shape of a triangle


SamplesThe coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle.


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

3. Triangle (object) a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries


SynonymsTriangulum


Instance hypernymconstellation

4. triangle (artifact) any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles


Broader (hypernym)drafting instrument

5. triangle (artifact) a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle


Broader (hypernym)percussion instrument, percussive instrument









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