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angle1 British & World English

The space (usually measured in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces at or close to the point where they meet

angle2 British & World English

Fish with a rod and line

Angle British & World English

A member of a Germanic people, originally inhabitants of what is now Schleswig-Holstein, who came to England in the 5th century ad. The Angles founded kingdoms in Mercia, Northumbria, and East Anglia and gave their name to England and the English

angle1 English Thesaurus

the wall is sloping at an angle of 33° to the vertical

angle2 English Thesaurus

she smiled, realizing he was angling for an invitation

angle bead British & World English

A strip of metal or wood fixed to a corner before it is plastered to reinforce and protect it

angle iron British & World English

A constructional material consisting of pieces of iron or steel with an L-shaped cross section, able to be bolted together

angle wings British & World English

A North American butterfly that is related to and resembles the comma

optic angle British & World English

The angle formed by notional lines from the extremities of an object to the eye, or by lines from the eyes to a given point

phase angle British & World English

A phase difference expressed as an angle, 360 degrees (2π radians) corresponding to one complete cycle

right angle British & World English

An angle of 90°, as in a corner of a square, or formed by dividing a circle into quarters

solid angle British & World English

A three-dimensional analogue of an angle, such as that subtended by a cone or formed by planes meeting at a point. It is measured in steradians

wide-angle British & World English

(Of a lens) having a short focal length and hence a field covering a wide angle

angle bracket British & World English

Either of a pair of marks in the form < > used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from their context

angle grinder British & World English

A device with a rotating abrasive disc, used to grind, polish, or cut metal and other materials

angle shades British & World English

A European moth with wings patterned in muted green, red, and pink

visual angle British & World English

The angle formed at the eye by rays from the extremities of an object viewed

at an angle British & World English

In a direction or at an inclination markedly different from parallel, vertical, or horizontal with respect to an implicit baseline

critical angle British & World English

The angle of incidence beyond which rays of light passing through a denser medium to the surface of a less dense medium are no longer refracted but totally reflected

exterior angle British & World English

The angle between a side of a rectilinear figure and an adjacent side extended outward

interior angle British & World English

The angle between adjacent sides of a rectilinear figure

Northwest Angle British & World English

A forested region in northern Minnesota that is separated from the rest of the state and the US by Lake of the Woods. It is the most northern part of the contiguous US

spherical angle British & World English

An angle formed by the intersection of two great circles of a sphere

straight angle British & World English

An angle of 180°

scattering angle British & World English

The angle through which a scattered particle or beam is deflected

angle of attack British & World English

The angle between the line of the chord of an aerofoil and the relative airflow

angle of incidence British & World English

The angle which an incident line or ray makes with a perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence

angle of repose British & World English

The steepest angle at which a sloping surface formed of loose material is stable

complementary angle British & World English

Either of two angles whose sum is 90°

supplementary angle British & World English

Either of two angles whose sum is 180°

angle of reflection British & World English

The angle made by a reflected ray with a perpendicular to the reflecting surface

angle of refraction British & World English

The angle made by a refracted ray with a perpendicular to the refracting surface

at right angles to British & World English

Forming an angle of 90° with (something)

at an angle in angle1 British & World English

In a direction or at an inclination markedly different from parallel, vertical, or horizontal with respect to an implicit baseline

anglepoise British & World English

A type of desk lamp with a jointed arm and counterbalancing springs that hold it in any position to which it is adjusted

alternate angles British & World English

Two angles, formed when a line crosses two other lines, that lie on opposite sides of the transversal line and on opposite relative sides of the other lines. If the two lines crossed are parallel, the alternate angles are equal

vertical angles British & World English

Each of the pairs of opposite angles made by two intersecting lines

corresponding angles British & World English

The angles which occupy the same relative position at each intersection where a straight line crosses two others. If the two lines are parallel, the corresponding angles are equal

at right angles to in right angle British & World English

Forming an angle of 90° with (something)

at an angle in angle1 English Thesaurus

he has inserted 6-foot-long, clear plastic tubes deep into the soil, at an angle


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