dihedral

[dahy-hee-druhl]
adjective
1.
having or formed by two planes.
2.
of or pertaining to a dihedron.
noun
4.
Aeronautics. the angle at which the right and left wings or the halves of any other horizontal surface of an airplane or the like are inclined upward or downward.

Origin:
1790–1800; di-1 + -hedral

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dihedral (daɪˈhiːdrəl)
 
adj
1.  having or formed by two intersecting planes; two-sided: a dihedral angle
 
n
2.  dihedron, Also called: dihedral angle the figure formed by two intersecting planes
3.  the US name for corner
4.  Compare anhedral the upward inclination of an aircraft wing in relation to the lateral axis

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dihedral   (dī-hē'drəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Formed by a pair of planes or sections of planes that intersect.
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Added dihedral or sweep again may be used to decrease these detrimental effects.
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