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angular

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adjective an·gu·lar \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

Simple Definition of angular

  • : 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. 1 a :  forming an angle :  sharp-cornered b :  having one or more angles

  2. 2 :  measured by an angle <angular distance>

  3. 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

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angular

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adjective an·gu·lar \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

Medical Definition of angular

  1. 1a:  having an angle or anglesb:  forming an angle or corner :  sharp-cornered

  2. 2:  measured by an angle <angular distance>

  3. 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. 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

  5. an·gu·lar·i·ty \ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē\play noun, plural an·gu·lar·i·ties
    an·gu·lar·ly adverb




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