vertical angle


Definition of vertical angle

: either of two angles lying on opposite sides of two intersecting lines

Examples of vertical angle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twelve minutes later, the plane, run by the Indonesian airline Lion Air, plowed at a near-vertical angle into Jakarta Bay, traveling at 500 mph. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Doncic dribbled six times, then made a quick fake to his right, pivoted back left and unleashed a tear-drop fadeaway shot that swished through the net at an almost vertical angle. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Racked by explosions, Kursk sank in 354 feet of water at a 20-degree vertical angle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Sep. 2018 Haag determined the bullet traveled from the rear of Finicum's truck toward the front, from right side to left, at a horizontal angle of 122 degrees and a vertical angle of minus-9 degrees. Maxine Bernstein,, 25 May 2018 Billed as the industry's fastest, steepest and tallest spinning roller coaster, Time Traveler drops riders at a 90-degree vertical angle followed by three inversions at speeds up to around 50 mph, all while spinning. Beth J. Harpaz,, 23 May 2018 After giving the dolphin a few seconds to collect herself, Martin walked back to the blue pad, crouched beside it and again positioned her hand at a vertical angle. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 23 May 2018 Hitting back at the Spanish, the British hacked tunnels outward to the rock face that improved their fields of fire and invented a gun capable of shooting down the cliffside at an almost vertical angle. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, 3 Apr. 2018 Here are three sample Statcast hitting categories: Launch angle is the vertical angle in which the ball leaves the bat; if launch angle were around in the 20th century, NASA probably gets to the moon 15 years earlier. Norman Chad, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vertical angle

1571, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vertical angle was in 1571

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24 Dec 2021

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“Vertical angle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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