Hy*pot"e*nuse (?), Hy*poth"e*nuse (?), n. [L. hypotenusa, Gr. , prob., subtending (sc. ), fr. to stretch under, subtend; under + to stretch. See Subtend.] Geom.

The side of a right-angled triangle that is opposite to the right angle.

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Hy*poth"e*nuse (?), n.

Same as Hypotenuse.

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