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definition of the word angle

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From Old French angle, from Latin angulus (corner).

Diagram of an angle



angle (plural angles)

  1. (geometry) A figure formed by two rays which start from a common point (a plane angle) or by three planes that intersect (a solid angle).
    the angle between lines A and B
  2. (geometry) The measure of such a figure. In the case of a plane angle, this is the ratio (or proportional to the ratio) of the arc length to the radius of a section of a circle cut by the two rays, centered at their common point. In the case of a solid angle, this is the ratio of the surface area to the square of the radius of the section of a sphere.
    The angle between lines A and B is π/4 radians, or 45 degrees.
  3. A corner where two walls intersect.
    an angle of a building
  4. A change in direction.
    The horse took off at an angle.
  5. A viewpoint.
    Look at it from this angle.
  6. (media) The focus of a news story, either in print or broadcasting.
  7. (slang, professional wrestling) A storyline between two wrestlers, providing the background for and approach to a feud.
  8. (slang) A scheme; a means of benefitting from a situation, usually hidden, possibly illegal.
    His angle is that he gets a percentage, but mostly in trade.

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