Interior angle
Interior In*te"ri*or, a. [L., compar. fr. inter between: cf. F. int['e]rieur. See {Inter-}, and cf. {Intimate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to {exterior}, or {superficial}; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball. [1913 Webster]

2. Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country. [1913 Webster]

{Interior angle} (Geom.), an angle formed between two sides, within any rectilinear figure, as a polygon, or between two parallel lines by these lines and another intersecting them; -- called also {internal angle}.

{Interior planets} (Astron.), those planets within the orbit of the earth.

{Interior screw}, a screw cut on an interior surface, as in a nut; a female screw.

Syn: Internal; inside; inner; inland; inward. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • interior angle — n. 1. any of the four angles formed on the inside of two straight lines when crossed by a transversal: see ALTERNATE ANGLES 2. the angle formed inside a polygon by two adjacent sides …   English World dictionary

  • interior angle — noun the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon • Syn: ↑internal angle • Hypernyms: ↑angle • Hyponyms: ↑reentrant angle, ↑reentering angle * * * inˈterior angle 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • interior angle — Geom. 1. an angle formed between parallel lines by a third line that intersects them. 2. an angle formed within a polygon by two adjacent sides. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • interior angle — noun The inner angle between two sides of a polygon. Syn: internal angle …   Wiktionary

  • interior angle — inte′rior an′gle n. 1) math. an angle formed between parallel lines by a third line that intersects them 2) math. an angle formed within a polygon by two adjacent sides …   From formal English to slang

  • interior angle — noun the angle between adjacent sides of a rectilinear figure …   English new terms dictionary

  • interior angle — noun Date: 1756 1. the inner of the two angles formed where two sides of a polygon come together 2. any of the four angles formed in the area between a pair of parallel lines when a third line cuts them …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alternate interior angle — noun see alternate angle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • co-interior angle — /koʊ ɪnˌtɪəriər ˈæŋgəl/ (say koh in.tearreeuhr angguhl) noun Mathematics → allied angle …   Australian English dictionary

  • Interior — In*te ri*or, a. [L., compar. fr. inter between: cf. F. int[ e]rieur. See {Inter }, and cf. {Intimate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; opposed to {exterior}, or {superficial}; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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