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


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.

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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