anhedral

adjective
an·​he·​dral | \ (ˈ)an-¦hē-drəl \

Definition of anhedral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

anhedral

noun
an·​he·​dral | \ (ˈ)an-¦hē-drəl How to pronounce anhedral (audio) \
plural anhedrals

Definition of anhedral (Entry 2 of 2)

aeronautics
: the angle between a downwardly inclined aircraft wing and a horizontal transverse line The bottom wing had pronounced anhedral; the upper wing, dihedral.— William Hallstead, Air & Space/Smithsonian, Feb/Mar 2000

called also negative dihedral

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First Known Use of anhedral

Adjective

1896, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anhedral

Adjective

an- + -hedral

Noun

an- + (di)hedral

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The first known use of anhedral was in 1896

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“Anhedral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhedral. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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