angle of torsion

variants or angle of twist
: the angle through which a radial section of a body (as a wire or a shaft) deflects from its normal position when the body is subjected to torque

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of torsion was in 1788

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“Angle of torsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20torsion. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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