angular

adjective an·gu·lar \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \
Updated on: 18 Dec 2017

Definition of angular

1 a : forming an angle : sharp-cornered
b : having one or more angles
2 : measured by an angle
  • angular distance
3 a : stiff in character or manner : lacking smoothness or grace
b : lean and having prominent bone structure

angularly

adverb

Examples of angular in a Sentence

  1. He has an angular face.

  2. She's a tall, angular girl.

  3. The house is low and angular.

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Origin and Etymology of angular

Middle French or Latin; Middle French angulaire, from Latin angularis, from angulus angle

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ANGULAR Defined for English Language Learners

angular

adjective

Definition of angular for English Language Learners

  • : having little flesh so that the shapes of your bones can be seen : thin and bony

  • : having one or more angles


ANGULAR Defined for Kids

angular

adjective an·gu·lar \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \

Definition of angular for Students

1 : having angles or sharp corners
  • … the town was laid out in harsh angular patterns.
  • —Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
2 : thin and bony

Medical Dictionary

angular

adjective an·gu·lar \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \

medical Definition of angular

1 a : having an angle or angles
b : forming an angle or corner : sharp-cornered
2 : measured by an angle
  • angular distance
3 : relating to or having a chemical structure in which a component ring or group is attached at an angle and not in a straight line
  • an angular methyl group
4 : relating to or situated near an anatomical angle
  • the angular head of the levator labii superioris
; specifically : relating to or situated near the inner angle of the eye

angularity

play \ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē\ noun plural -ties

angularly

adverb

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