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English definition of “angle”

angle

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈæŋɡl/
SPACE a space between two lines or surfaces that meet at one point, which you measure in degrees: an angle of 90 degreesParts of geometrical shapes
at an angle not horizontal or vertical, but sloping: He wore his hat at an angle.Slanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
WAY OF THINKING the way you think about a situation: Try looking at the problem from my angle.Opinions, beliefs and points of view
DIRECTION the direction from which you look at something: This is the same building photographed from different angles. → See also right angleDescribing angles, lines and orientations
(Definition of angle noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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