Meaning of “Pythagorean theorem” in the English Dictionary


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Pythagorean theoremnoun [ U ]

us /pəˌθæɡ·əˈri·ən ˈθɪər·əm/

geometry a statement that in a right triangle (= triangle with a 90° angle) the square (= number obtained by multiplying a number by itself) of the length of the side opposite the 90° angle is equal to the squares of each of the other two sides added together

(Definition of “Pythagorean theorem” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)