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acute angle

acute angle in Science
acute angle  

An angle whose measure is between 0° and 90°. Compare obtuse angle.
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  • The wind roared and shrieked in its wild fury, and such was its force that I fell in an acute angle.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • At the bottom of the falls the river turns an acute angle and flows to the west.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • It went down at an acute angle for some fifty feet, the floor being covered with broken stone.

    The Last Galley Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Then both our chins assumed an acute angle and remained thus.

  • Her figure might have served to illustrate all the doctrines of the acute angle.

    Discipline Mary Brunton
  • As in the triangle aei, let the angle at i, be taken for an acute angle.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • The Osprey, closing up from the south, held a course at an acute angle with that of the fugitive, to head her off.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • He struck it at an acute angle, and that showed him he had made a good line.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • The detachment moved northwestward from Sinkat, at an acute angle to its morning's march.

    The Four Feathers A. E. W. Mason
  • It is perforated near the most acute angle and also through the base.

    The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley Harlan Ingersoll Smith
acute angle in Culture

acute angle definition


An angle that measures less than ninety degrees but more than zero degrees. (Compare obtuse angle and right angle.)

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