direction angle


: an angle made by a given line with an axis of reference
specifically : such an angle made by a straight line with the three axes of a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system
usually used in plural

Examples of direction angle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In their earliest dances, the bees that had no guidance performed dances with more mistakes in their direction angles and in the distance encoding communicated by the vertical waggle run. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of direction angle was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Direction angle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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