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central angle

noun, Geometry
1.
an angle formed at the center of a circle by two radii.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for central angle
  • The pie chart uses a common radius and varies the central angle according to the data.
  • All curved line segments of the plat shall be labeled with the central angle, arc length, and radius length.
  • The central angle in degrees of arc between the hypocenter and the station.
  • Now connect these to points to the center of the diameter line so that a central angle is formed.
  • Curve data shall include: centerline radius, length of curve, delta or central angle and tangent distance.
British Dictionary definitions for central angle

central angle

noun
1.
an angle whose vertex is at the centre of a circle
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central angle in Science
central angle
  (sěn'trəl)   
An angle formed by two rays from the center of a circle, with the center forming the vertex.
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