angle of torsion

variants: or angle of twist

Definition of angle of torsion

: 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

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First Known Use of angle of torsion

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of torsion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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