angle of depression

noun phrase

Definition of angle of depression

: the angle formed by the line of sight and the horizontal plane for an object below the horizontal

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1758

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angle of depression

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medical Definition of angle of depression

: the angle formed by the line of sight and the horizontal plane for an object below the horizontal

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