exterior angle
noun Date: 1756 1. the angle between a side of a polygon and an extended adjacent side 2. an angle formed by a transversal as it cuts one of two lines and situated on the outside of the line

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  • Exterior angle — Exterior Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exterior angle — n. 1. any of the four angles formed on the outside of two straight lines when crossed by a transversal: see ALTERNATE ANGLES 2. an angle formed by any side of a polygon and the extension of the adjacent side …   English World dictionary

  • exterior angle — noun the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon • Syn: ↑external angle • Hypernyms: ↑angle • Hyponyms: ↑hip * * * exˈterior angle 7 [exterior angle] …   Useful english dictionary

  • exterior angle — išorinis kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. exterior angle vok. Außenwinkel, m rus. внешний угол, m pranc. angle extérieur, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • exterior angle — angle with a vertex common to a geometrical shape located outside of it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exterior angle — Geom. 1. an angle formed outside parallel lines by a third line that intersects them. See diag. under interior angle. 2. an angle formed outside a polygon by one side and an extension of an adjacent side; the supplement of an interior angle of… …   Universalium

  • exterior angle — exte′rior an′gle n. 1) math. an angle formed outside parallel lines by a third line that intersects them 2) math. an angle formed outside a polygon by one side and an extension of an adjacent side; the supplement of an interior angle of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • exterior angle — /əkˌstɪəriə ˈæŋgəl/ (say uhk.stearreeuh angguhl), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun Geometry an outer angle, as an angle formed outside two parallel lines when cut by a third line …   Australian English dictionary

  • exterior angle — noun An angle formed between one side of a polygon and an extension of an adjacent side …   Wiktionary

  • exterior angle — noun Geometry the angle between a side of a rectilinear figure and an adjacent side extended outward …   English new terms dictionary

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