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angularity

[ang-gyuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌæŋ gyəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural angularities.
1.
the quality of being angular.
2.
angularities, sharp corners; angular outlines:
the angularities of the coastline.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; angular + -ity
Related forms
subangularity, noun, plural subangularities.
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  • Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
  • The tricycle's many curves mock the angularity of the roofs to the rear.
  • Yet it retains its angularity, never quite losing its edginess.
  • Similar to coarse aggregates, performance is also related to the angularity of fine aggregates.
  • Limited quartz dissolution is indicated by solution rounding of primary angularity and by the formation of etch pits.
  • By breaking the rock along joints and bedding planes, especially through frost action, the angularity of the buttes is preserved.
  • Coarse aggregate angularity is measured on the coarse portion of the blended aggregate.
British Dictionary definitions for angularity

angularity

/ˌæŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition of being angular
2.
an angular form or shape
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Word Origin and History for angularity
n.

1640s; see angular + -ity.

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