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trianglenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/ us   /ˈtraɪ.æŋ.ɡəl/
B2 a flat shape with three straight sides: an equilateral/isosceles triangle
anything that has three straight sides: Which earrings did you buy in the end - the triangles or the circles?
a musical instrument consisting of a thin metal bar bent into a triangle shape that is hit with a metal bar to make a sound
US UK set square a flat piece of metal or plastic in the shape of a triangle with one angle of 90°, used for drawing angles
also frame a three-sided frame for arranging the balls at the start of a game of billiards, pool, etc.

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(Definition of triangle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trianglenoun [C]

us   /ˈtrɑɪˌæŋ·ɡəl/
mathematics a flat shape with three straight sides: Her earrings were in the shape of triangles.
music A triangle is also a musical instrument consisting of a thin metal bar having three sides, which makes a high sound when held up in the air and hit with a metal bar.
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