# Comparing Triangles: Word Chart

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 Word Academic Language Meaning Everyday Language Version Other Forms of the Word or Phrase Related Words or Phrases Translation Examples of word use with students Congruent Two geometric figures in the plane are congruent if one can be obtained from the other by some combination of rotations, reflections, and translations The same or equal in some way; same size and shape. Congruently Congruence Congruous Same shape *Congruente (SP) *Congruent(e) (FR) Coincidente (PT) Reflection A transformation in which each point is mapped to a corresponding point, which is an equal point from, and at right angles to, a mirror line; a map that transforms an object into its mirror image. Mirror image. Reflect Reflects Reflecting Reflected Copy Duplicate Symmetry *Reflexión (SP) *Réflexion (FR) *Reflexão (PT) Translation A transformation in which an object is moved to a new position without being turned or reflected. The translated image is the same size and shape as the object. A change or conversion from one version to another; to modify. Translate Translates Translating Translated Reposition Relocation *Traslación (SP) *Translation (FR) *Translação (PT) Rotation A transformation in which a figure is turned so that each point on the image remains the same distance from a fixed point (2-D or 3-D) or line (3-D). Turning around; moving clockwise or counter-clockwise. Rotations Rotating Rotated Turn Moving in a circle *Rotación (SP) *Rotation (FR) *Rotação (PT) Isosceles Triangle A triangle that has two equal sides. The angles opposite these sides are also equal. A triangle with two equal sides. --- --- Triángulo isosceles (SP) Triangle isocèle (FR) Triångulo isósceles (PT) Rectangle A parallelogram with four right angles ----- Rectangular Rectangles Parallelogram Quadrilateral Quadrangle *Rectángulo (SP) *Rectangle (FR) *Retângulo (PT) Turn --- Movement around an axis or a center. Turns Turned Turning Rotation Moving in a circle Virar/Girar (SP) *Tourner (FR) Virar/Girar (PT) Slide --- Linear movement along a surface. Slides Slid Sliding Drift Move along Translate Deslizar (SP) Glisser (FR) Deslizar (PT) Flip --- To turn over; to turn upright then down. Flips Flipped Flipping Reflection Voltear (SP) Retourner (FR) Virar (cabeça para baixo) (PT) Discover --- To make known; obtain knowledge of. Discovers Discovered Discovering Discovery Find Determine *Descubrir (SP) *Découvrir (FR) *Descobrir (PT) Alike --- In the same or similar manner, for, or degree. Alikeness Similar *Similar (SP) *Similaire/Semblable (FR) *Similar (PT) To Fold --- To lay one part over another part. Folded Folds Enclose Envelop Double Over Doblar (SP) Plier (FR) Dobrar (PT)