# opposite

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Given a right triangle with an acute angle $\theta$, the side of the triangle that is {\sl opposite} of $\theta$ is the side of the triangle that is not a \PMlinkname{side}{Angle} of $\theta$.

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This definition can be generalized to any triangle and any angle $\theta$:  The side of the triangle that is \emph{opposite} of $\theta$ is the side of the triangle that is not a side of $\theta$.  This more general definition is not used as commonly as the definition for right triangles.
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