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adjective an·gu·lar \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

Definition of angular

  1. 1 a :  forming an angle :  sharp-cornered b :  having one or more angles

  2. 2 :  measured by an angle <angular distance>

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of angular

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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ANGULAR Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective an·gu·lar \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

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

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adjective an·gu·lar \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

Definition of angular for Students

  1. 1 :  having angles or sharp corners <… the town was laid out in harsh angular patterns. — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time>

  2. 2 :  thin and bony


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angular

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adjective an·gu·lar \ˈaŋ-gyə-lər\

Medical Definition of angular

  1. 1a:  having an angle or anglesb:  forming an angle or corner :  sharp-cornered

  2. 2:  measured by an angle <angular distance>

  3. 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. 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

angularities

angularly

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