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"angle" in British English

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anglenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈæŋ.ɡəl/
  • angle noun [C] (SPACE BETWEEN LINES)

C1 the space between two lines or surfaces at the point at which they touch each other, measured in degrees: The interior angles of a square are right angles or angles of 90 degrees. The boat settled into the mud at a 35° angle/at an angle of 35°.
at an angle
C1 not horizontal or vertical, but sloping in one direction: The picture was hanging at an angle. He wore his hat at a jaunty angle.
the corner of a building, table, or anything with straight sides

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angleverb [T]

uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡəl/  us   /ˈæŋ.ɡəl/
  • angle verb [T] (DIRECT)

to direct information at a particular group of people: The magazine is angled at the 20 to 35-year-old women's market.
angled
adjective uk   /ˈæŋ.ɡəld/  us   /ˈæŋ.ɡəld/
His angled shot (= from the side, not from straight in front) beat the goalkeeper from 20 yards.
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(Definition of angle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"angle" in American English

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anglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæŋ·ɡəl/
  • angle noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

geometry the space measured in degrees between two lines or surfaces from the point where they meet: The angles of a square are 90 degrees.
angle of depression
The angle of depression is the angle formed when viewing something from below the horizontal.
angle of elevation
The angle of elevation is the angle formed when viewing something from above the horizontal.
  • angle noun [C] (VIEW)

a position from which something is seen, or a way of seeing something: The photographer kept moving around to find the best angle for the picture. Look at this from another angle.

angleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈæŋ·ɡəl/
to turn, or to move something so that it is not in a straight line or in the center: [I] The path angles to the left. [T] We angled the light to take the picture.
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(Definition of angle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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