American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An angle formed by the perpendicular intersection of two straight lines; an angle of 90°.
- n. geometry An angle of 90 degrees; the bisect of the angle formed by a single straight line.
- n. mathematics An ∟ character.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90° (measured by a quarter circle).
- adj. (Spherics) A spherical angle included between the axes of two great circles whose planes are perpendicular to each other.
- n. the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines
“UFOs sometimes assume the shape of structured disklike craft, but behave unlike familiar physical things; they divide and unite, appear and disappear, make right angle turns at incredible velocities, and behave in a manner more thoughtlike than physical.”
“Davis's division was placed in position on my right, his troops thrown somewhat to the rear, so that his line formed nearly a right angle with mine, while Johnson's division formed in a very exposed position on the right of Davis, prolonging the general line just across the Franklin pike.”
“I am also craning my neck to watch the operation, but to get the proper presentation of the wound, Dr. Fong has me positioned in what I suppose to be a quarter nelson, my shoulder twisted at a right angle behind my back so that my straight elbow points at him and my fingers splay with the tension of the twist.”
“Forming a right angle with the ice, the rock wall on my left allowed me to make stemming maneuvers; using counterpressure, I could more confidently bear down on the crampon points of my right foot, where they were embedded in the ice.”
“A large, tree-trunk-like projection emerged from the object, made a right angle turn, and met up with the floor.”
“He played the light up the wall to the fifty-foot-high ceiling and then followed the wall away from him until the surface ended at a right angle to another wall.”
“CLEAR green hills at a right angle to the North wall,”
“For example, in the area marked "Town", where he has shown a bare right angle of shops and houses, there were many more buildings behind, as there were between the arsenal and the rifle works; there were also some minor buildings between the Wager House and the armoury railings, close to the tracks, and beside Galt's saloon on the Shenandoah shore.”
“The gnomon is a right angle triangle in which the southern angle equals your hometown latitude.”
“When these men started Magruder's division to the west, almost at a right angle to Jackson's march southward, Longstreet questioned the direction.”
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