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corresponding angles

plural noun, Geometry
1.
two nonadjacent angles made by the crossing of two lines by a third line, one angle being interior, the other exterior, and both being on the same side of the third line.
Compare alternate angles.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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Examples from the web for corresponding angles
  • Now that the triangles are complete, measure the corresponding angles.
  • They use a computer program and measure the sizes of the corresponding sides and corresponding angles of similar figures.
  • Similar polygons have corresponding angles congruent and corresponding sides in proportion.
  • Alternate interior and exterior angles and corresponding angles.
  • Congruent polygons have their corresponding angles congruent and corresponding sides congruent.
  • Identify corresponding sides and corresponding angles of similar figures.
  • Similar figures are polygonal figures whose corresponding angles are equal and whose corresponding sides are in proportion.
Contemporary definitions for corresponding angles
plural noun

any pair of angles that have the same relative position at each intersection where a straight line crosses two others

Usage Note

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