American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
- adj. Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
- adj. Bony and lean; gaunt: an angular face.
- adj. Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward: an angular gait.
- adj. Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition: "the cold, angular brand of materialism” ( David K. Willis).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an angle or angles; having corners; pointed: as, an angular figure; an angular piece of rock; angular writing (that is, with the turns sharply pointed instead of curved).
- Consisting of an angle; forming an angle: as, an angular point.
- Measured by an angle; subtending an angle; having a divergence expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds: as, angular distance; angular velocity.
- Of persons: Having or exhibiting protuberances of joint or limb; acting or moving awkwardly or as if in angles.
- Stiff in manner; cranky; crotchety; unbending.
- In astrology, placed in one of the four angles of a nativity.
- n. In ichthyology, a small bone on the lower posterior corner of the articulare: same as angular bone.
- adj. Relating to an angle or angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as in, an angular figure.
- adj. Measured by an angle; as in, angular distance.
- adj. Lean, lank, raw-boned.
- adj. Ungraceful.
- adj. figuratively Sharp and stiff in character
- n. anatomy A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed.
- adj. Measured by an angle.
- adj. Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character
- n. (Anat.) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.
- adj. measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
- adj. having angles or an angular shape
- Latin angularis, from angulus angle, corner. See angle. (Wiktionary)
- Latin angulāris, from angulus, angle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ionic capitels for columns whose lower diam. is 30 I. & dimind diam. 26 ½ to be copied from those of the temple of Fortuna virilis in Palladio. observing that the two middle capitel shew volutes in front and back and ballusters in their flanks and the two corner capitels are what he calls angular, that is to say presenting Volutes in their front & outer flank, and ballusters in their back and inner flank. see Palladio.”
“Roughly speaking, an electron spins like a top, i.e. it possesses spin angular momentum.”
“And water is usually used to absorb any impact felt as a result in angular momentum change.”
“This referred to the angular marks left in the soft lead bullet by the rifling in the barrel of the gun—the spiral grooves that spin the slug to make it go faster and more accurately.”
“The He'e Nalu line comprises strong, modern designs including circles, stars, hearts and angular forms, bearing a Hawaiian word or kanji on one side and its English equivalent on the reverse.”
“The angular velocity t is usually called angular frequency w 1) in electrical engineering and it is written as”
“Particularly important were the connections to and from an area of the brain known as the angular gyrus.”
“The mirror-neuron-rich area, called the angular gyrus, is more developed in humans than other primates. ”
“Quote: 'Enthusiasm among scientists has been spreading as growing evidence suggests that' mirrors 'may explain the roots of human empathy and altruism as well as provide insight into such disorders as autism and even schizophrenia' The mirror-neuron-rich area, called the angular gyrus, is more developed in humans than other primates.”
“A region of the brain known as the angular gyrus is partly responsible for the human ability to understand metaphor, according to research led by V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.”
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