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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The operation or result of cutting or dividing into three equal parts

Usage examples (21)
  • There is one trisection which is of more importance than that of the angle.
  • Squaring the circle is one of the three great problems of Classical Geometry, along with the trisection of the angle and the duplication of the cube.
  • Hippias himself used his curve for the trisection of any angle or the division of it in any ratio; but it was afterwards employed by Dinostratus, a brother of Eudoxus's...
  • By the second half of the fifth century B.C. they had investigated three famous problems in higher geometry, (1) the squaring of the circle, (2) the trisection of any... for more
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