angular


an·gu·lar

adjective \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

: having little flesh so that the shapes of your bones can be seen : thin and bony

: having one or more angles

Full Definition of ANGULAR

1
a :  forming an angle :  sharp-cornered
b :  having one or more angles
2
:  measured by an angle <angular distance>
3
a :  stiff in character or manner :  lacking smoothness or grace
b :  lean and having prominent bone structure
an·gu·lar·ly adverb

Examples of ANGULAR

  1. He has an angular face.
  2. She's a tall, angular girl.
  3. The house is low and angular.

Origin of ANGULAR

Middle French or Latin; Middle French angulaire, from Latin angularis, from angulus angle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

an·gu·lar

adjective \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANGULAR

1
a : having an angle or angles b : forming an angle or corner : sharp-cornered
2
: measured by an angle <angular distance>
3
: relating to or having a chemical structure in which a component ring or group is attached at an angle and not in a straight line <an angular methyl group>
4
: relating to or situated near an anatomical angle <the angular head of the levator labii superioris>; specifically : relating to or situated near the inner angle of the eye
an·gu·lar·i·ty \ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē\ noun, plural an·gu·lar·i·ties
an·gu·lar·ly adverb

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: angular acceleration
Previous Word in the Dictionary: anguished
All Words Near: angular

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up angular? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).