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When a phrase such as “adjacent of an angle” is used, one must determine from context whether it refers to this definition of adjacent or the other definition of adjacent ( Note that the definition supplied above is specifically for right triangles.

Title adjacent
Canonical name Adjacent
Date of creation 2013-03-22 15:59:26
Last modified on 2013-03-22 15:59:26
Owner Wkbj79 (1863)
Last modified by Wkbj79 (1863)
Numerical id 17
Author Wkbj79 (1863)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 51-01
Synonym adjacent side
Related topic SohcahtoaMathworldPlanetmath