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synonyms for straightedge

  • T-square
  • measure
  • rule
  • yardstick
  • folding rule
  • measuring stick
  • slide rule
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How to use straightedge in a sentence

He began by describing age-old quests for solutions—using algebraic tools or straightedge and compass, which he considered rudimentary forms of computation.
THE 50-YEAR-OLD PROBLEM THAT ELUDES THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCESIOBHAN ROBERTSOCTOBER 27, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The first requisite for this is a straightedge of iron or brass, as true as possible.
THE INVENTION OF LITHOGRAPHYALOIS SENEFELDER
It is necessary also that the straightedge be applied frequently.
THE INVENTION OF LITHOGRAPHYALOIS SENEFELDER
The cutter is guided along the straightedge as shown in Fig. 1.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
The straightedge and the compasses are the only two drawing instruments recognized in elementary geometry.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
In other words, the trisection of any angle, by the use of the straightedge and compasses alone, is impossible.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
This, like Postulate 1, requires the use of a straightedge for drawing the physical figure.
THE TEACHING OF GEOMETRYDAVID EUGENE SMITH
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAIGHTEDGE

  • T-square
  • folding rule
  • measure
  • measuring stick
  • rule
  • slide rule
  • straightedge
  • yardstick
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.