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Definition of "angular" []

  • Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles. (adjective)
  • Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc. (adjective)
  • Bony and lean; gaunt: an angular face. (adjective)
  • Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward: an angular gait. (adjective)
  • Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition: "the cold, angular brand of materialism” ( David K. Willis). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "angular" in a sentence
  • "Ionic capitels for columns whose lower diam. is 30 I. & dimind diam. 26 ½ to be copied from those of the temple of Fortuna virilis in Palladio. observing that the two middle capitel shew volutes in front and back and ballusters in their flanks and the two corner capitels are what he calls angular, that is to say presenting Volutes in their front & outer flank, and ballusters in their back and inner flank. see Palladio."
  • "Roughly speaking, an electron spins like a top, i.e. it possesses spin angular momentum."
  • "And water is usually used to absorb any impact felt as a result in angular momentum change."