angle, angu-

(Latin: a corner, a bend)

acutangular (uh-cute-ANG-you-luhr) (adjective), more acutangular, most acutangular
Descriptive of a shape that is made when two or more straight lines join or cross each other as measured in degrees: Any acutangular form is less than 90 degrees; such as, equilateral triangles which have three internal angles that are exactly the same size and shape to each other and are each 60 degrees.
acute angle (s) (noun), acute angles (pl)
An angle that is less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees: A right angle was talking to another angle: "Hi! You're acute angle."

The other angle responded by saying: "Thanks for the compliment!"

angle (AN guhl) (s) (noun), angles (pl)
1. A geometric figure that has a difference between the direction of two lines or surfaces which come together: There is a 90-degree angle between the vertical line and the horizontal line.
2. A surface which is not level or straight: The hill behind Jim's house slopes down an angle of about 30 degrees.
3. The position from which something is approached or looked at: Shirley took pictures of the same scene from several different angles.
4. A bend or a curve: The road makes a sharp angle just over that hill.
3. A point of view or a perspective: Come on Ted, try to look at the situation from Mary's angle.

The view of the valley is beautiful from this angle of the hill.

angle (verb), angles; angled; angling
1. To turn, to point, or to move something so it is not straight or flat: The road was angled down toward the camp grounds.
2. To present something in a special way or from a different point of view: Theodore, the reporter, was trying to angle the story in the newspaper to appeal to more young people.
angular (adjective), more angular, most angular
Pertaining to something that has more than several turns or movements: The mountain road is more angular than the others that Monroe has driven on today.
angularly (ANG-you-luhr-lee) (adverb), more angularly, most angularly
Relating to twists and divergent turns: While watching TV, Sam heard the reporter say that the oldest wildlife survival tips is to run angularly if chased by crocodiles in a shallow stream because they have difficulty going from one direction to another one.
angulate (ANG-you-late) (verb), angulates; angulated; angulating
To move or to diverge in a different direction: Manfred angulated his car just in time to avoid a serious accident with an oncoming truck.
angulate (adjective), more angulate, most angulate
Referring to a problem which is seen from a specific point of view: The angulate tree that was blown over by the severe storm just missed hitting Jerry's house.
angulated (adjective), more angulated, most angulated
Conveying or describing sharply curved sides or projections: The more angulated toys that a child has, the more dangerous it can become for him or her to play with.
angulation (ANG-you-lay-shun) (s) (noun), angulations (pl)
1. The act of making something have sides or edges: If a child is given a pair of scissors and piece of paper, it is only a matter of time before the angulation of its shape will be done.
2. The general name for several movement patterns that create physical positions in the skier's body at certain joints when viewed in the frontal plane: Knee angulation performs the important function of adjusting the ski's edges and positions for better skiing.
biangular (buy-ANG-you-luhr) (adjective) (usually not comparable)
Pertaining to something that has two divergent sides: The Grande Arche of France is considered to be a biangular structure because the building is shaped like an upside down V.
decangular (dec-ANG-you-luhr) (adjective) (usually not comparable)
Descriptive of a form that has ten visible corners: A decangular building would have ten corners and ten sides.
equiangular (ek-wih-ANG-you-luhr) (adjective) (not comparable)
Having four sides or walls of the same size coming together: A square is an equiangular form because each of its interior angles are ninety degrees and so they are equal in size.
heptangular (hep-TANG-you-luhr) (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to a format that has seven sharp corners or intersections: Students in the math class were learning that there are figures that have triangles (three angles), quadrangles (four angles), and that there are even heptangular forms that have seven angles.
multangular (mult-TANG-you-luhr) (adjective), more multangular, most multangular
Having many edges or aspects of forms or shapes: More advanced multangular circuits exist for some car races because such twists and turns require more skill to maneuver through than those that are straight.