Definition of angular
1a : forming an angle : sharp-corneredb : having one or more angles
2 : measured by an angle angular distance
3a : stiff in character or manner : lacking smoothness or graceb : lean and having prominent bone structure
Examples of angular in a Sentence
He has an angular face.
She's a tall, angular girl.
The house is low and angular.
Recent Examples of angular from the Web
Today, Mr. Skjelset, 31, rail-thin with an angular face and shoulder-length brown hair, was dressed head to toe in black; Mr. Pecknold, also 31, tall and lean, with sleepy eyes, wore a tattered green Army jacket, dark pants and a knit cap.
Now if only Nvidia actually sold the fancy angular Battlebox case shown at the top of this post, rather than just using it for marketing…
The mass of the object, and its angular momentum, would be the same as the two planets pre-collision.
The arrow pointing up on the axis of rotation of the merry-go-round is the angular velocity vector for the platform.
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Origin and Etymology of angular
Middle French or Latin; Middle French angulaire, from Latin angularis, from angulus angle
First Known Use: 15th century
ANGULAR Defined for English Language Learners
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
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 Definition of angular
1a: having an angle or anglesb: 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\ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē\play noun plural
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