angle of elevation

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of elevation was in 1686

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“Angle of elevation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20elevation. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

angle of elevation

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