vertical angle
noun Date: 1571 either of two angles lying on opposite sides of two intersecting lines

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  • Vertical angle — Vertical Ver ti*cal, a. [Cf. F. vertical. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one. [1913 Webster] Charity . . . is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vertical angle — n. either of a pair of angles of equal degree, lying opposite to each other at the intersection of two straight lines …   English World dictionary

  • vertical angle — noun either of two equal and opposite angles formed by the intersection of two straight lines • Hypernyms: ↑angle * * * noun 1. : an angle measured on a vertical circle either upward or downward from the horizon 2. : either of two angles lying on …   Useful english dictionary

  • vertical angle — /vɜtɪkəl ˈæŋgəl/ (say vertikuhl angguhl) noun 1. Geometry a. either of the two opposite angles formed by two intersecting lines or planes; vertically opposite angle. b. the angle at the vertex of a triangle or polygon. 2. Astronomy an angle… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vertical angle — in dental radiology, the angle measured within a vertical plane, at which the central ray of the useful beam is projected relative to a horizontal plane of reference …   Medical dictionary

  • vertical angle —    The angle in a vertical plane between a line of sight and the horizontal, positive above the horizontal and negative below [25] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • vertical angle — Geom. one of two opposite and equal angles formed by the intersection of two lines. [1565 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • vertical angle — ver′tical an′gle n. math. one of two opposite and equal angles formed by the intersection of two lines • Etymology: 1565–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Vertical — Ver ti*cal, a. [Cf. F. vertical. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one. [1913 Webster] Charity . . . is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vertical anthers — Vertical Ver ti*cal, a. [Cf. F. vertical. See {Vertex}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one. [1913 Webster] Charity . . . is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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