dihedral angle
noun Etymology: di- + -hedral Date: 1826 a figure formed by two intersecting planes

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  • Dihedral angle — Dihedral Di*he dral, a. [Gr. di = di s twice + ? a seat, bottom, base, fr. ? to sit. Cf. {Diedral}.] 1. Having two plane faces; as, the dihedral summit of a crystal. [1913 Webster] 2. Of a kite or an a[ e]roplane, having wings that make with one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dihedral Angle — Angle diédral En géométrie, l angle entre 2 plans est appelé angle diédral ou angle dièdre. L angle diédral d un tétraèdre régulier, correspond à l angle observé au sol, dans un plan perpendiculaire à l une des arêtes au sol, que font la base du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dihedral angle — In aerospace engineering, the dihedral is the angle between the two wings; see Dihedral (aircraft). In geometry, a dihedral or torsion angle is the angle between two planes. Figure 1: Dihedral angle of three vectors, defined as an exterior… …   Wikipedia

  • dihedral angle — noun 1. : the angle between two intersecting planes 2. : dihedral II 2 * * * Geom. 1. the angle between two planes in a dihedron. 2. dihedron. [1820 30] * * * dihedral angle noun The angle made by the wing of an aeroplane wi …   Useful english dictionary

  • dihedral angle — dvisienis kampas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kampas tarp plokštumų, kertančių du bendrus atomus ir du ryšius prie skirtingų atomų. atitikmenys: angl. dihedral angle; torsion angle; torsional angle rus. двугранный угол; торсионный угол …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dihedral angle — Geom. 1. the angle between two planes in a dihedron. 2. dihedron. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • dihedral angle — noun The angle between two planes …   Wiktionary

  • dihedral angle — dihe′dral an′gle n. math. the angle between two planes in a dihedron …   From formal English to slang

  • Dihedral — or polyhedral may refer to: Dihedral angle, the angle between two mathematical planes Dihedral (aircraft), the upward angle of a fixed wing aircraft s wings where they meet at the fuselage, dihedral effect of an aircraft, longitudinal dihedral… …   Wikipedia

  • Dihedral (disambiguation) — Dihedral may refer to: *Dihedral the angle of a fixed wing aircraft s wings *Dihedral angle, is the angle between two planes, in geometry *Dihedral group, is the group of symmetries of the n sided polygon in abstract algebra **Also Dihedral… …   Wikipedia

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