## HYPOTENUSE

### Hypotenuse

In geometry, a**hypotenuse**is the longest side of a right-angled triangle, the side opposite of the right angle. The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle 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.

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### hypotenuse

#### Noun

- The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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