angulation

noun

an·​gu·​la·​tion ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce angulation (audio)
1
: the action of making angular
2
: an angular position, formation, or shape

Examples of angulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the fractured bones stay well aligned without displacement or angulation, the injury usually can be treated with a cast for four to six weeks followed by bracing and rehab to restore normal motion and function. Harlan Selesnick, Miami Herald, 13 Apr. 2024 The angulation in the heel area dispenses vibrations and lessens force during the foot strike for more natural shock absorption. Outside Online, 27 Aug. 2021 For instance, a skier/snowboarder may learn the physics behind the power generated out of a turn or the principles of edge angulation. Pat Graham, The Denver Post, 16 July 2020 If there’s visible angulation, and you’ve been trained in wilderness first aid, Tarter recommends attempting to put the extremity back in its normal anatomical alignment. Alisha McDarris, Popular Science, 11 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of angulation was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Angulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angulation. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

angulation

noun
an·​gu·​la·​tion ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce angulation (audio)
1
: the action of making angular
2
: an angular position, formation or shape
especially : an abnormal bend or curve in an organ
angulate verb
angulated; angulating
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