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interior angle

noun, Geometry
1.
an angle formed between parallel lines by a third line that intersects them.
2.
an angle formed within a polygon by two adjacent sides.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60
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British Dictionary definitions for interior-angle

interior angle

noun
1.
an angle of a polygon contained between two adjacent sides
2.
any of the four angles made by a transversal that lie inside the region between the two intersected lines
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interior angle
  (ĭn-tîr'ē-ər)   

  1. Any of the four angles formed inside two straight lines when these lines are intersected by a third straight line.

  2. An angle formed by two adjacent sides of a polygon and included within the polygon. Compare exterior angle.


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