right angle

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of right angle

:the angle bounded by two lines perpendicular to each other :an angle of 90° or ¹/₂ π radians

right-angled

play \ˈrīt-ˈaŋ-gəld\ or right-angle play \ˈrīt-ˈaŋ-gəl\ adjective

Examples of right angle in a Sentence

  1. A square has four right angles.

  2. Hold the nail at a right angle to the board.

  3. The two boards are joined at right angles to each other.

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First Known Use of right angle

15th century



RIGHT ANGLE Defined for English Language Learners

right angle

noun

Definition of right angle for English Language Learners

  • : an angle formed by two lines that are perpendicular to each other : an angle that measures 90°


RIGHT ANGLE Defined for Kids

right angle

noun

Definition of right angle for Students

:an angle formed by two lines that are perpendicular to each other :an angle of 90 degrees


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