solid angle
noun Date: circa 1704 the three-dimensional angular spread at the vertex of a cone measured by the area intercepted by the cone on a unit sphere whose center is the vertex of the cone

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  • Solid angle — Solid Sol id (s[o^]l [i^]d), a. [L. solidus, probably akin to sollus whole, entire, Gr. ???: cf. F. solide. Cf. {Consolidate},{Soda}, {Solder}, {Soldier}, {Solemn}.] 1. Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solid angle — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solid angle — n. the angle formed by three or more planes meeting in a common point or formed at the vertex of a cone …   English World dictionary

  • Solid angle — The solid angle, Ω , is the angle in three dimensional space that an object subtends at a point. It is a measure of how big that object appears to an observer looking from that point. For instance, a small object nearby could subtend the same… …   Wikipedia

  • solid angle — erdvinis kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. solid angle; space angle; spatial angle vok. körperlicher Winkel, m; Raumwinkel, m rus. пространственный угол, m; телесный угол, m pranc. angle solide, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • solid angle — /ˈsɒləd æŋgəl/ (say soluhd angguhl) noun an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting in a common point or at the vertex of a cone; the supplementary SI unit of solid angle is the steradian …   Australian English dictionary

  • solid angle — erdvinis kampas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Kūgio apribotą erdvės dalį atitinkantis kampas, išreiškiamas kūgiu išpjauto sferos (su centru šio kūgio viršūnėje) paviršiaus ploto A ir sferos spindulio r kvadrato… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • solid angle — noun an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex) (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑angle …   Useful english dictionary

  • solid angle — Geom. an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting in a common point or formed at the vertex of a cone. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • solid angle — noun The three dimensional analog of an angle …   Wiktionary

  • solid angle — noun a three dimensional angle, such as that formed by the apex of a cone …   English new terms dictionary

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