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right angle

noun

Simple Definition of right angle

  • : an angle formed by two lines that are perpendicular to each other : an angle that measures 90°

Full Definition of right angle

  1. :  the angle bounded by two lines perpendicular to each other :  an angle of 90° or 12 π radians

right–an·gled play \ˈrīt-ˈaŋ-gəld\ or right–an·gle play \-gəl\ adjective

Examples of right angle

  1. A square has four right angles.

  2. Hold the nail at a right angle to the board.

  3. The two boards are joined at right angles to each other.



15th Century

First Known Use of right angle

15th century


RIGHT ANGLE Defined for Kids

right angle

noun

Definition of right angle

  1. :  an angle formed by two lines that are perpendicular to each other :  an angle of 90 degrees





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