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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin angulus

angle

1 noun
     
Related topics: Maths
an‧gle1 S3 W3 [countable]
1HM the space between two straight lines or surfaces that join each other, measured in degrees
an angle of something
an angle of 45°
angle of
the angles of a triangle
You didn't measure the angle accurately.
angle between
the angle between walls and ceiling
right angle
2 a way of considering a problem or situation:
We're approaching the issue from many different angles.
Look at every angle of the situation.
angle to
There's another angle to this question.
3 a position from which you look at something or photograph it
This drawing of the monastery was done from an unusual angle.
Some of the pictures have strange camera angles.
4

at an angle

leaning to one side and not straight or upright:
The portrait was hanging at an angle.
at a slight/steep angle
The sign leaned over at a slight angle.
5 the shape formed when two lines or surfaces join
angle of
My head struck the angle of the shelf.

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