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hypotenuse

verb hypotenuse; analogy; noun hypotenusing
When walking, to cut a corner and walk at an angle off the intended path. Instead of waling along two paths that form a right angle, walk along the line that forms an imaginary right triangle.
 
Let's hypotenuse instead of walking all the way around.
Etymology : Analogy of hypotenuse from Late Latin hypotenusa, from Greek hypoteinousa "stretching under," fem. present participle of hypoteinein, from hypo- "under" + teinein "to stretch"
Source : Friend walking back from class. October 2013.
Last modified: 24 November 2013


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