obtuse angle


obtuse angle
obtuse-angled, obtuse-angular /euhb toohs"ang"gyeuh leuhr, -tyoohs"/, adj.
an angle greater than 90° but less than 180°. See diag. under angle.
[1560-70]

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  • Obtuse angle — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtuse angle — noun an angle between 90 and 180 degrees • Hypernyms: ↑oblique angle * * * obtuse angled, obtuse angular /euhb toohs ang gyeuh leuhr, tyoohs /, adj. an angle greater than 90° but less than 180°. See diag. under angle. [1560 70] * * * obtuse angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • obtuse angle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms obtuse angle : singular obtuse angle plural obtuse angles maths any angle that is between 90° and 180° …   English dictionary

  • obtuse angle — obtuse′ an′gle n. math. an angle greater than 90° but less than 180° • Etymology: 1560–70 ob•tuse′ an′gled, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • obtuse angle — angle that is more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obtuse angle —    An angle greater than 90° but less than 180°. The first two of the angles below are obtuse. The third one is 90°, also called a right angle. The last of the four is an acute angle …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • obtuse angle — ob.tuse angle n technical an angle between 90 and 180 degrees →acute angle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • obtuse angle — /əbtjus ˈæŋgəl/ (say uhbtyoohs angguhl) noun an angle exceeding 90° but less than 180° …   Australian English dictionary

  • obtuse angle —  One between 90 and 180 degrees …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Angle — An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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