AskDefine | Define angular

Dictionary Definition

angular adj
1 measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle; "angular momentum"
2 having angles or an angular shape [syn: angulate] [ant: rounded]

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English

Etymology

Latin angularis, from angulus angle, corner. See angle.

Pronunciation

  • (WEAE) /ˈæŋ.ju.lɚ/ or /-lɑɹ/

Adjective

  1. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure.
  2. Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.
  3. (Figurative) Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female.

Translations

Noun

  1. In the context of "anatomy": A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.

Extensive Definition

The angular is a large bone in the lower jaw of amphibians, birds and reptiles, which is connected to all other lower jaw bones: the dentary (which is the entire lower jaw in mammals), the splenial, the suprangular, and the articular.
angular in Ukrainian: Кутова кістка

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