What is angle?

  • (verb): Move or proceed at an angle.
    Example: "He angled his way into the room"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Angle is also used to designate the measure of an angle or of a rotation. This measure is the ratio of the length of a circular arc to its radius. In the case of an angle (figure), the arc is centered at the vertex and delimited by the sides. In the case of a rotation, the arc is centered at the center of the rotation and delimited by any other point and its image by the rotation.

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Some articles on angle:

Scapula - Structure - Angles
... There are 3 angles The superior angle is covered by trapezius ... The inferior angle is covered by latissimus dorsi ... The lateral or glenoid angle is broad and bears the glenoid cavity or fossa, which is directed forward, laterally and slightly upwards ...
Scapula - Structure - Borders
... border is the shortest and thinnest it is concave, and extends from the medial angle to the base of the coracoid process ... downward and backward to the inferior angle ... three, and extends from the medial to the inferior angle ...
Sunrise - Measurement - Angle
... These two angles combine to define sunrise to occur when the Sun's center is 50 arcminutes below the horizon, or 90.83° from the zenith ...
... inside the prism twice, allowing the transmission of an image through a right angle without inverting it (that is, without changing the image's handedness) as an ordinary right-angle prism or mirror would ... since the beams are incident at an angle less than the critical angle (the minimum angle for total internal reflection) ... but truncates what would otherwise be an awkward angle joining the two mirrored faces ...
Angles in Geography and Astronomy
... This system specifies the latitude and longitude of any location in terms of angles subtended at the centre of the Earth, using the equator and (usually) the Greenwich meridian as references ... The angle between those lines can be measured, and is the angular separation between the two stars ... One could say, "The Moon's diameter subtends an angle of half a degree." The small-angle formula can be used to convert such an angular measurement into a distance/size ratio ...

More definitions of "angle":

  • (verb): Fish with a hook.
  • (noun): A biased way of looking at or presenting something.
    Synonyms: slant
  • (noun): The space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians.
  • (verb): To incline or bend from a vertical position.
    Synonyms: lean, tilt, tip, slant
  • (noun): A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons.
  • (verb): Seek indirectly.
    Synonyms: fish

Famous quotes containing the word angle:

    Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    So much symmetry!
    Like the pale angle of time
    And eternity.
    The great shape labored and fell.
    N. Scott Momaday (b. 1934)

    From whichever angle one looks at it, the application of racial theories remains a striking proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon the purity of critical judgment.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)