Pythagoras' theorem

noun the theorem that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal in area to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.

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  • Pythagoras's theorem — /paɪˌθægərəsəz ˈθɪərəm/ (say puy.thaguhruhsuhz thearruhm) noun the geometrical theorem which states that, in a right angled triangle, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. {from Pythagoras} …   Australian English dictionary

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