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EnglishEdit

 
A regular triangle, the geometric shape.
 
A triangle, the musical instrument.

EtymologyEdit

From Old French triangle, from Latin triangulum, noun use of adjective triangulus (three-cornered, having three angles), from trēs (three) + angulus (corner, angle).

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triangle (plural triangles)

  1. (geometry) A polygon with three sides and three angles.
  2. (US, Canada) A set square.
  3. (music) A percussion instrument made by forming a metal rod into a triangular shape which is open at one angle. It is suspended from a string and hit with a metal bar to make a resonant sound.
  4. (cue sports) A triangular piece of equipment used for gathering the balls into the formation required by the game being played.
  5. A love triangle.
    • 2009, Neil McDonald, Quadrant, November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 104:
      One of the writers' most pleasing inventions was to treat the triangle love story as comedy.
  6. (systemics) The structure of systems composed with three interrelated objects.
  7. A draughtsman's square in the form of a right-angled triangle.
  8. (historical) A frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top, to which soldiers were bound when undergoing corporal punishment.

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NounEdit

triangle m (plural triangles)

  1. (geometry) triangle
  2. (music) triangle

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin triangulum. Synchronically analysable as tri- +‎ angle.

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triangle m (plural triangles)

  1. (geometry) triangle (polygon)
    triangle équilatéral
    equilateral triangle
    triangle isocèle
    isosceles triangle
  2. (music) triangle (percussion instrument)

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