exterior angle


Definition of exterior angle

1 : the angle between a side of a polygon and an extended adjacent side
2 : an angle formed by a transversal as it cuts one of two lines and situated on the outside of the line

Illustration of exterior angle

Illustration of exterior angle

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First Known Use of exterior angle

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exterior angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exterior%20angle. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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