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NOUN (5)

1. a three-sided polygon;
[syn: triangle, trigon, trilateral]

2. something approximating the shape of a triangle;
- Example: "the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle"

3. a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries;
[syn: Triangulum, Triangle]

4. any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles;

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

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Triangle \Tri"an`gle\, n. [L. triangulum, fr. triangulus
triangular; tri- (see Tri-) + angulus angle: cf. F.
triangle. See Angle a corner.]
1. (Geom.) A figure bounded by three lines, and containing
three angles.
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Note: A triangle is either plane, spherical, or curvilinear,
according as its sides are straight lines, or arcs of
great circles of a sphere, or any curved lines
whatever. A plane triangle is designated as scalene,
isosceles, or equilateral, according as it has no two
sides equal, two sides equal, or all sides equal; and
also as right-angled, or oblique-angled, according as
it has one right angle, or none; and oblique-angled
triangle is either acute-angled, or obtuse-angled,
according as all the angles are acute, or one of them
obtuse. The terms scalene, isosceles, equilateral,
right-angled, acute-angled, and obtuse-angled, are
applied to spherical triangles in the same sense as to
plane triangles.
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2. (Mus.) 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.
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3. A draughtsman's square in the form of a right-angled
triangle.
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4. (Mus.) 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.
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5. (Astron.)
(a) A small constellation situated between Aries and
Andromeda.
(b) A small constellation near the South Pole, containing
three bright stars.
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Triangle spider (Zool.), a small American spider
(Hyptiotes Americanus) of the family Ciniflonidae,
living among the dead branches of evergreen trees. It
constructs a triangular web, or net, usually composed of
four radii crossed by a double elastic fiber. The spider
holds the thread at the apex of the web and stretches it
tight, but lets go and springs the net when an insect
comes in contact with it.
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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):triangle
n 1: a three-sided polygon [syn: triangle, trigon,
trilateral]
2: something approximating the shape of a triangle; "the
coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of
a triangle"
3: a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda
and Aries [syn: Triangulum, Triangle]
4: any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw
straight lines at specified angles
5: a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the
shape of an open triangle

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:176 Moby Thesaurus words for "triangle":
Platonic body, T square, acute-angled triangle, adulterous affair,
adultery, affair, amour, battery, bell, bells, bones, branks,
castanets, celesta, chime, chimes, church bell, clapper, clappers,
clover, cowbell, crank, crash cymbal, cube, cuboid, cucking stool,
cuckoldry, cusp, cymbals, decagon, deuce-ace, dinner bell,
dinner gong, dodecagon, dodecahedron, doorbell, ducking stool,
entanglement, equilateral triangle, eternal triangle,
finger cymbals, finger pillory, fire bell, flirtation,
forbidden love, foursquare, gamelan, glockenspiel, gnomon, gong,
gong bell, hand bell, handbells, hanky-panky, heptagon, hexagon,
hexahedron, hypercube, icosahedron, idiophone, illicit love,
infidelity, intrigue, isosceles triangle, jingle bell, leash,
liaison, love affair, lyra, maraca, marimba, metallophone, oblong,
obtuse-angled triangle, octagon, octahedron, orchestral bells,
oxygon, parallelepiped, parallelogram, passing bell, pentagon,
pentahedron, percussion, percussion instrument, percussions,
percussive, pillory, polygon, polyhedron, prism, prismoid, pyramid,
rattlebones, rectangle, rhombohedron, rhomboid, rhombus, romance,
romantic tie, rule, ruler, sacring bell, set of three, shamrock,
sheepbell, sizzler, sleigh bell, snappers, square, stocks,
straightedge, tam-tam, telephone bell, tercet, ternary, ternion,
terzetto, tetragon, tetragram, tetrahedron, three, threesome,
tierce, tintinnabula, tintinnabulum, tongue, tonitruone, trapeze,
trialogue, triangles, tricorn, trident, triennium, trihedron,
trilateral, trilogy, trimester, trine, trinity, trinomial, trio,
triphthong, triple crown, triple threat, triplet, triplopy, tripod,
triptych, trireme, triseme, triskelion, trisul, triumvirate,
triunity, trivet, troika, tubular bells, unfaithfulness, vibes,
vibraphone, whipping post, wooden horse, xylophone

U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):Triangle, VA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Virginia
Population (2000):    5500
Housing Units (2000): 2318
Land area (2000):     2.633489 sq. miles (6.820706 sq. km)
Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000):    2.633489 sq. miles (6.820706 sq. km)
FIPS code:            79360
Located within:       Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
Location:             38.551287 N, 77.325900 W
ZIP Codes (1990):     22172
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.