Adjective "equilateral" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌiːkwɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l//ˌɛkwɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having all its sides of the same length.
  1. 'Now, both the original Asymmetric Propeller and Napoleon's theorem start with three equilateral triangles and discover the fourth one by construction.'
  2. 'If each edge has the same length and each face is an equilateral triangle, the result is a regular tetrahedron - one of the Platonic solids.'
  3. 'As long as the three triangles are equilateral, the ‘midpoint ‘triangle is also equilateral.’'
  4. 'One way to draw a Reuleaux triangle is to start with an equilateral triangle, which has three sides of equal length.'
  5. 'Then divide it into three equal pieces, and replace the middle piece with the other two sides of the equilateral triangle that has this middle piece as its base.'
  6. 'The sides of this equilateral triangle will be five million kilometres long.'
  7. 'This is constructed by dividing a line into three equal parts and replacing the middle segment by the other two sides of an equilateral triangle constructed on the middle segment.'
  8. 'For example, it's possible to slice a square into four angular pieces that can be rearranged into an equilateral triangle.'
  9. 'Naturally, the axes form equilateral triangles - 27 of them.'
  10. 'The Von Koch snowflake is a fractal which is constructed from an equilateral triangle as follows.'

Definitions

1. having all the sides equal: an equilateral triangle. noun

2. a figure having all its sides equal.

3. a side equivalent, or equal, to others.

More examples(as adjective)

"triangles can be equilateral."

"packages can be equilateral."

"trios can be equilateral."

Origin

Late 16th century: from French équilateral or late Latin aequilateralis, from aequilaterus ‘equal-sided’ (based on Latin latus, later- ‘side’).